Cut off by the tide

St Michael’s Mount Hard to believe but this time last week we’d just spent the day on the beach in Cornwall watching the sun go down over St Michael’s Mount – in glorious weather and 20°C of November sunshine! The nice lady that served us our Cornish Cream Tea told us that the winter months…

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Horse Sand Fort in the Solent

Castle in the sea Horse Sand Fort is one of four “Palmerston’s Follies” Sea Forts off Portsmouth Harbour. The four forts are Horse Sand, No Man’s Land, St Helen’s and Spitbank Fort. The Forts were built during the 1860s to protect Portsmouth and the naval dockyards from invasion by the French and Napoleon. The forts were…

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