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UK Hoo Fort - Medway Estuary - May 2016

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I was lucky enough to be invited on a little expedition to the Island of Hoo, and whilst there had a wonder around this gem! I was woefully ill prepared for the navigation around the now flooded ground level, with the icy water chilling the old jewels on more than one occassion, but it was worth it.

 

The forts on Hoo & Darnet Islands in the Medway estuary were built on the recommendations of a Royal Commission in 1859. The Commission was appointed because of the political situation in Europe in the late 1850s. The countries of Europe were engaged in a feverish bout of pact signing, with each country anxious to secure as many allies as possible.

 

More info at http://www.subbrit.org.uk/sb-sites/sites/h/hoo_fort/index.shtml

 

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Cheers for looking.

 

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What you need sir is a boat (and a Liam) 

 

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Although that was Darnet fort on the next Island across, pretty much identical design thou. 

 

 

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