Friday, 3 June 2011

The Two Towers - a Trilogy Perhaps?

2011 must be the Year of the Tower!

So far, PDCC trips have visited two of Britain’s remarkable offshore lighthouse towers:-

The Nab Tower, 7.5Nm south of Portsmouth was followed by a circumnavigation of Hayling Island to get home!
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nab_Tower

and, the Royal Sovereign Lighthouse, 6Nm due south of Pevensey Bay in East Sussex.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Royal_Sovereign_lighthouse

Both have interesting histories and can be very lonely, exposed places in poor weather. Luckily for us we had great conditions but they are still committing paddles.

So what’s next? Another tower would make it a trilogy? For those that can make it, Spence is planning the big one, a paddle to the Eddystone Lighthouse off Plymouth. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eddystone_Lighthouse
This is planned for Friday 17th June as part of the Devon Camping & paddling weekend. I’m doing the weekend but sadly, work commitments means I will have to leave the trilogy to some other lucky club members. Two out of three aint bad!

Sprucey



The Nab



The Nab
The Royal Sovereign

The Royal Sovereign


The Royal Sovereign


The Royal Sovereign


The Royal Sovereign



The Eddystone Lighthouse




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