Archive for June, 2007

In Between…………

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………. Sea kayaks at the moment!   ie.  The Nordkapp has gone to a new home in Oxfordshire, and hopefully!  either a NDK Explorer, Romany or Rockpool Alaw or Bach is going to make its way to Berkshire !  so, this recent post is from another trip to Calshot in the Dagger Redline………………..

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Some of the stuff!  can’t fit as much in….!

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View from Calshot beach to Isle of Wight,  and low fog.

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Lepe, an interesting place……..Lepe Country Park

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During the 20th century Lepe played an important role within the World War Two Campaign. On 6 June 1944, thousands of troops with their vehicles and supplies left Britain for the beaches of Normandy. This was D-Day, the start of the great campaign to drive the German army out of France and to bring the Second World War to its end. The D-Day invasion, code named Operation Overlord, one of the most remarkable feats in military history, was underway. It had taken over two years of planning and was one of the best kept secrets of the war.

Lepe played three important roles in the D-Day landing

  • As a major departure point for troops, vehicles and supplies
  • As a construction site for part of the prefabricated floating Mulberry Harbour
  • As the mainland base for the P.L.U.T.O pipeline.

Today at Lepe you can still see evidence of the wartime efforts.

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