A few shot's of Brean Down, just a few miles down the road from where I live. It's a rocky promontory jutting out into the sea at the river Severn estuary it rises approximately 100 metres above sea level and is around 1.5 miles long. At the end of the Down a fort exists that was completed in 1870 to protect the Bristol channel from possible invasion by French forces during the reign of Napoleon III. Although there was never a shot fired in anger the fort housed some formidable guns, although unfortunately they no longer remain. During the World War 2 it was home to troops who manned the fort to protect allied shipping coming up the channel and in case of invasion.
To the left in this shot is one of the WW2 observation posts and gun emplacements which looked out over the Burnham-on-Sea side of the Down across Bridgewater Bay and out toward the sea.
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Making an effort to return to AM3 after a bit of an absence, it's really nice to see photo's from all contributors and I will try to comment when I can. If I offer criticism I do so only to help and I do not wish to cause offence. My photography tends to be from my travels, as well as my passion which is wildlife and landscape. I hope you enjoy what you see.
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