Saturday, 8 June 2013
Day 159 : a grand day out!
Dungeness is really a curious place on many levels, it’s a desert, UK’s only desert. It is home to Europe’s largest stretch of shingle beach, France is only 27 miles away (we were sure we could see France but possibly we were looking in the wrong direction!). The nuclear power station (and the now defunct older nuclear power station) have been responsible for keeping some of the surrounding area and waters unnaturally ’warm’ so they attract a wide variety of bird life, flora and fauna. The beach has featured in a plethora of TV dramas and movies. The desolate, seemingly post-apocalyptic landscape is dotted with abandoned boats, rusting winching machines, dilapidated fishermen's huts, the general detritus of tangled nets, fraying ropes, burnished with use iron tracks with no destination. It is a photographers’ paradise and has been oft photographed from every angle, and today we’re planning to discover a few more.