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RE: Walk the Coast


Views of the hamlet of Shingle Street, second photo is of the Coastguard Cottages from deep down in the shingle, the shingle shelves rapidly into deep water.







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Each day, each tide even the beach is scoured leaving patterns that are not seen elsewhere on the coast



Shingle Street and alleged Government Cover Ups

I have read much about this alleged incident regarding 'German Bodies on the Beach' http://www.shford.fslife.co.uk/ShingleSt/overview.html and whilst there is no evidence of any allegations doesn't necessarily mean that something didn't happen and at a guess rumours will continue. I keep an open mind on such matters and actually wonder what scientists from Porton Down were doing there.

I have read that Oxley Dairy was once a Wartime Army HQ but I have not seen this quote since



Significant is the 'growth' of the Shingle Spit over the centuries a map at Aldeburgh explains Orfordness over the centuries





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Hollesley and Orford are on the SH&CP path and if you wish to see photos they are below but I am concentrating directly on the Suffolk Coast

http://suffolk.activeboard.com/index.spark?aBID=119775&p=3&topicID=15902466

http://suffolk.activeboard.com/index.spark?aBID=119775&p=3&topicID=15690892

I have a few distant shots of Orfordness Shingle Spit but have never set foot on this stretch of coast although National Trust tours are available from Orford Quay as well as RSPB tours to Havergate Island which is Suffolk's only true island

The Shingle Spit can be seen in this aerial photograph

http://www.stacey.peak-media.co.uk/year8/8-1Coasts/8-1Longshoredrift/orfordness.jpg

http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/main/w-vh/w-visits/w-findaplace/w-orfordness.htm

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Orfordness_transmitting_station

http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/main/w-vh/w-visits/w-findaplace/w-orfordness/w-orfordness-history.htm

http://www.rspb.org.uk/reserves/guide/h/havergate/about.aspx

http://www.theaa.com/walks/bombs-and-bunkers-at-orford-ness-421013

A view from Boyton overlooking the Butley and Ore Rivers, the Ore divides Orfordness and Hollesley at Shingle Street, the North sea is shown on the horizon



Orfordness BBC Radio Aerials for the World Service as seen from Orford



From the mound at Orford Castle Keep can be seen the 'pagodas' of Orfordness where Nuclear Triggers for H and A bombs were tested, these photos are greatly zoomed and cropped




This photo from Orford Quay



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Orfordness Lighthouse from Orford Quay, again these photos are greatly zoomed/cropped hence the quality, the bottom photo is from Orford Castle Keep Mound

I understand that as coastal erosion has [or will shortly be] taking its toll on Orfordness Lighthouse, Trinity House has deactivated the light and eventually the sea will devour the area
http://www.trinityhouse.co.uk/interactive/gallery/orfordness.html





The lighthouse as seen from Slaughden with the BBC World Service aerials to its right, the large building is the 'Cobra Mist' Station





The photo of the photo above  is with kind permission of The Ben****ers Cold War Museum

http://www.bcwm.org.uk/

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Slaughden

This was once a thriving fishing and boatbuilding port but the last remnants were washed away in 1906 leaving just the 'four clover leaf' Martello Tower and a Yacht Club in position, it is just beyond the Martello Tower that the sea wall is at its most vulnerable, it is only a few metres wide at this point and occasionally the North Sea breaches the river wall



The Martello Tower [The Northernmost] as seen from the North Bank of the River Alde, the row of cars are parked on the sea wall, this is, at times, a very uneven track





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