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61d – Thorney Island to Emsworth

Our walk around Thorney Island was coming to an end.  Emsworth beckoned to us from beyond the grey water and from under a grey sky. We reached the gated exit which marked the end of the army base.  Once again, … Continue reading

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61c – Thorney Island Part II

As we rounded the southern edge of Thorney Island and started our way back north, we passed some strange looking structures out in the water, just beyond the shoreline.  It took me a moment to realise that these would have … Continue reading

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61b – Thorney Island Part I

That Thorney Island became a military base stems from an accident. On 25 September 1933 a Hawker Fury biplane crashed there, killing the pilot. When Air Ministry officials inspected the scene they realised that Thorney Island was well suited for … Continue reading

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61a – Prinsted to Thorney Island

We arrived back at Prinsted to be greeted by a dark and gloomy morning.  The tide was in but the waters of Prinsted Channel stood still, almost as if time had stopped. Our walk took us through a deserted Thornham … Continue reading

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