So after having fun times in, and on the way in, to Fan Bay Deep Shelter I made my way back to where my bike was parked up, at South Forelands Light House. Coincidentally this was also next to where I was to explore next, the old South Forelands WWII Battery.
Thursday, 25 October 2012
Monday, 22 October 2012
Fan Bay has been done to death really, I missed my chance to have a crack at it with a few other explorers in August due to being atrociously hungover, and had been putting it off for some time. Well it turned out that today was the day that I lost my deep shelter virginity.
Tuesday, 16 October 2012
Part 1 of my Hawkhurst adventure then. I had forgotten to look up the actual location of this site, and it was only by chance that I found it, as I noticed the security fence as I cycled past and realised that it must be Babies Castle.
Sunday, 14 October 2012
After an annoyingly explore-free weekend last weekend (well, did some field research at least) and a bit of a fail when I was in London during the week, I was itching to get back there and cracking on. After reading that Lillesden had had a fire, I decided it was worth checking to see how bad the damage was. I had two options to get there; a 20 minute train journey to Staplehurst and a 10 mile bike ride to Hawkhurst, or a hour and a half train journey to Etchingham and a 5 mile bike ride. I went for the former, which proved to be a bit of a mistake, as I'm in no shape for the seemingly endless uphill climbs that I encountered. On the train down I realised I'd forgotten to find out where Babies Castle was, to do after, but found it by accident on the way into Hawkhurst. May do a report of that when I go through those photos.