66l – Titchfield

Heavy industry – is it a thing of unnatural beauty, its inner workings a mystery to be wondered at?  Or is it an ugly, smoke-belching, sludge-spewing sprawl of ghastliness?  A bit of both, maybe.

As we got closer to Southampton Water ships laden with containers sailed into or out of port.

Container Ship on Southampton Water

We trudged along a litter-strewn shore.  This litter had not been dropped by other people.  It had been washed up by the tide.  It was not bottles and crisp packets; but pallets, off-cuts of timber, metal and rope.  It had become ensnared by tree branches and other driftwood and then washed up in a tangled heap.

Litter-Strewn ShorelineThe industry to the other side of Southampton Water was, at this point, three miles away.  It felt a lot closer.

At Titchfield with Fawley Industry in the BackgroundWe turned and trudged on, knowing that it would take several walks before we would leave this sight behind.

Points on this part of the walk (copy and paste the co-ordinates into Google Earth):

  • Litter-Strewn Shoreline:  N 50° 49.661 W 001° 16.057

Walk #66 Statistics (of which this post forms the twelfth part):



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5 Responses to 66l – Titchfield

  1. martyn west says:

    Hi Nick, The views on these walks aren’t always great (wait until you get to Port Talbot!!!!) but the SWCP is just around the corner 🙂

    I realise us Bloggers ( re up to date postings) have day jobs, so where are you up to at the present time?


    • Wingclipped says:

      Hi Martyn –

      I believe you! But you can afford to be happy about it now given where you are up to!!!

      We are presently at Barton-on-Sea. Our next walk takes us into Bournemouth, and from there, as you say, the SWCP. The problem, however, is that one we get beyond Sandbanks we’ll struggle to get down regularly. I fear our Coastal Path is going to become a school holiday venture quite soon…


      • Jill says:

        That second picture could be an ad for stopping pollution or industry – it’s a very moving shot!

        Does it have to be rule that the walk around the coast is continuous? When it gets too far to
        drive, can you start closer to your house, but just go in the other direction? I realize that it will
        just postpone the inevitable, but at least you guys could get the easy/close parts out of the way…

      • Wingclipped says:

        Hi Jill – We want to keep going in the same direction rather than work at it “from both ends”. Once we have done the next couple of walks we will be slowing down and only able to work at it during school holidays. It may be that we change our minds at that stage, but we’ll see.


  2. Jody says:

    Sounds like the Texas Gulf Coast around Galveston Bay! Yikes!

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