Monthly Archives: June 2014

69b – Lepe Part II

In the Christmas of 2013 and the first quarter of 2014 flooding and coastal erosion was very much in the news.  Pictures of half submerged cars and flooded kitchens dominated the headlines, as did dramatic footage of waves, higher than … Continue reading

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69a – Lepe Part I

The hamlet of Lepe is a quiet little place in the early morning.  It is peaceful; silent and deserted.  It gives the impression that nothing goes on here.  The Watch House, built in 1828 to combat smuggling in this section of the … Continue reading

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68e – Fawley to Lepe

Somebody once asked a question: How many roads must a man walk down before you call him a man? It is a famous question.  Many consider it to be a rhetorical question; a metaphor for the journey of life.  Not … Continue reading

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68d – Fawley to Calshot

Fawley Power Station dominates the skyline from just about every angle.  At 650 feet, the chimney is thought by many to be the highest point in Hampshire, but it is not.  The highest point is Pilot Hill at 938 feet, … Continue reading

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68c – Fawley

When you walk right by an oil refinery you expect to see an oil refinery, right?  Wrong!   They did a pretty good job of hiding it from view!  You had to look quite carefully to see rocket-like structures poking … Continue reading

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68b – Hythe to Fawley

The Coastal Path from Hythe is not very….coastal.  There is a lot of road.  Miles and miles of it in fact. No, really.  Miles of it.  And miles. We walked over 10 miles of the flat grey stuff on this … Continue reading

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68a – Hythe Part II

What is the best way to start a day’s walking?  Not, perhaps, the two hour drive down to the coast!  But I find I need that two hour drive, because at the end it makes it all the better when … Continue reading

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