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Thursday, 20 September 2012

RNLI Shoreham and some Cormorants..

I went to my favourite camera shop today looking for a camera bag... I dipped on that - found one or two that nearly fitted my spec. but shall continue looking.

Following on from there I decided to go see what was happening in Shoreham Harbour.  I'd seen the new Lifeboat House being built and today I stopped in the car park as the lifeboat house was open to the public.

A very nice volunteer invited me in and set me off on the tour.  It was quite incredible to see the boats and the interior of the boathouse close up!

I started by walking down the shingle beach to the sea edge( and down on a very slippery jetty) where a couple of mute swans were lazing about with some gulls.

A few turnstones - turned stones and looked for food.

The Lighthouse

A boat left the harbour and headed out to sea.

So into the Lifeboat House... amazing!!

Up the stairs to the top floor and the view from it!

Two slipways - one each for the Lifeboat and the Inshore boat

From there I drove along through Shoreham, over the bridge and back along the road on the other side.  From there I could view the boathouse across the river..

A very large boat was coming into the harbour..

and a small one ...

There's an old Fort on the 'other side' which I discovered for the first time today.
Shoreham Old Fort  - work to build the fort began in 1857

A view from the fort across the river to the Lifeboat House

Shoreham Port and Shoreham Beach... the beach is a wildlife area

Fascinating.  But by now I was exceedingly hungry so lunch was needed.  I went to Wildwater Lagoon to see if the food kiosk was open.  It was.  And a coffee and bacon sandwich (very nice) was enjoyed whilst watching a family of 2 adult and 5 mute swan cygnets.  One Little Egret.  I fly over of 5 swallows going out over the sea and a few cormorants.

And finally, home.  An unplanned and rather pleasant day.

1 comment:

holdingmoments said...

Great to see inside the lifeboat station.

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