Abbott's Cliff, Kent
The view of the English Channel from Abbott's Cliff, Kent.
An ancient tree lies to the side of Rochester Castle.
An old fishing boat lies on display on Whitstable's shoreline.
Fishing boats lie sheltered in Whitstable harbour.
A wind farm lies off the coast of Kent near Whitstable. The old sea forts can be seen just on the horizon.
Whitstable at low tide, viewed from the foreshore.
Sea & Sky
The line between sea and sky almost becomes invisible.
The imposing twin towers of the medieval church at Reculver dominate the skyline of Herne Bay, acting as a navigation marker for ships at sea. This was the site of one of the earliest Roman forts built against Saxon raids on the 'Saxon Shore'. It later became the site of an Anglo-Saxon monastery before becoming the parish church for Reculver. The tall towers were built in a remodelling of the church in the 12th century.
Much of the site has been lost to coastal erosion, but alongside the twin towers are the ruined remains of the early Roman fort.
Fishing boats line the side of the slipway in Whitstable, Kent
Pylons, Isle of Grain
Hay bales lie in a field next to power pylons on the Isle of Grain.
A wooden groyne on the Isle of Grain. These prevent erosion of the coastline.
The Grain Tower
The Grain Tower is a mid-19th-century gun tower situated offshore just east of the Isle of Grain, Kent, standing in the mouth of the River Medway. It was built along the same lines as the Martello towers that were constructed along the British and Irish coastlines in the early 19th century and is the last-built example of a gun tower of this type. It owed its existence to the need to protect the important dockyards at Sheerness and Chatham from a perceived French naval threat during a period of tension in the 1850s.
The off shore wind farm near Whitstable can be seen in the background...
On The Horizon
A tanker lies on the horizon off the Isle of Grain in Kent.
The abandoned fishing boat, The Jeniray, near Dungeness
The wind farm in the Thames Estuary just north of Whitstable. The old sea forts are just visible on the horizon.
An abandoned WWII watchtower stands on the top of Abbott's Cliff, South East Kent
A ferry on the English Channel
A Spitfire replica at the Battle of Britain Memorial in Kent.
The pathway leading along Abbott's Cliff with an acoustic mirror overlooking the English Channel.
Acoustic Mirror, Abbott's Cliff
An old acoustic mirror, sited at Abbott's Cliff. These acoustic mirrors were the forerunner to RADAR, used to help detect incoming aircraft.
A footpath leading to the cliffs between Dover and Folkestone.
An abandoned WWII bunker on top of Abbott's Cliff, South East Kent.
Dover Harbour wall and construction works make for an interesting pattern viewed through a slight sea mist.