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    Default Drakes Island Plymouth Sound - over 3 visits 2010 - Very Heavy pictured explore!


    Hello, :)

    1st visit myself - 2nd visit myself and Scotty - 3rd visit Badoosh,Graybags,Kernow,Lamb phall,Steve-o Badoosh's misses and myself

    ok theres been a report about this Island before on another site that im sure for admins sake i wont say

    Drakes island has more history that a local asbo'd kid with a string of crimes behind 'em

    There is alot of background infomation that can be found Here being theres alot id rather post the pictures as 1 picture says a 1000 words!

    since my 3rd visit to the 6 acre island ive noticed that some recent changes has been happening the military barracks that had fallen into a state of urgent repair was carried out some weeks before when a small vessel had moored up on the pier and finally nailed shut the barracks from most form of life entering and had abit of a tidy up of the island good in someways so no more damage is able to continue but a shame to see such a place closed off - so my guessing is that its now being watched more often


    on with the pictures

    Welcome to the unseen forgotten world


    The Millitary barracks... now boarded up due to the state they have fallen into


    ...one of 4 RML's that stands to defend the island...back in its hay day


    whiles i was on the island... nobody called me


    The once deadly Gun that would have killed... now slowly being killed from the sea air


    Ancore point once used to hold down a heavy firing gun... now fighting the weathering that batters it on a regular basics


    ...it was once a welcoming entrance... now slowly rotting away... (resent visits have shown this has been removed from the building and moved else where... "carefully" by the builders boarding it up... )


    Rails that once took the weight of tons of the rear end of a gun... now hangs in the balance of time


    Bolts anyone?


    The now removed entrance into the bigger Millitary barracks steps remain...


    The best view to look at plymouth (imho)


    ...someone tryed to copy me down in one of the case mates... buggers eh? ;) :p


    Storage (top part of the island doubt it was for ammo due to the lack of protection?...)


    The 2nd door that welcomes you to the Islands...


    ok i need alittle info if anyone could help say what this is/used for you can clearly see it on the hoe


    ...loneliest seat on the island... not been sat in for over a decade! (i wouldnt sit in it either... legs are rotting!!)


    Inside one of the 22? casemates the size of these are huge! least 15ft clearance floor to celling


    Top Barracks where the pole used to fly its flag high now long gone like human life


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    Brake time... time to have a quick look at the non edited photos of the underground tunnels which hold some funky goodies

    boiler parts?


    I met a modle down there aswell... she posed for me very well given her state didnt do alot of talking but she showed off her shizzle infront of the camera and wasnt shy to do so... even got some "exposed" of her VV

    VV







    after the island you will have to be carried out after the sight of what you seen will knock you off your feet!


    mines already for me to head off...


    right thats it for the goodies left inside the tunnels there was a few more but the images are alot worse that those above... (was learning light painting at the time) it brought a tear to my eye as that stuff should be in a museum showing what Plymouth was made off rather than left inside a tunnel on a derelict island owned by someone that bought the place for over 300k and left it... what a waste...

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    Scotty using the Submarine search ops...for taking photos tut tut


    a "toy" ship... looks to be a design of somesort to "practice" sinking the ship? as there was loads of pipes going into compartments...


    Scotty up on the casemates walking his way back to the grim life of reality


    entrance to the tops of the casemates!


    in the test of time... this lock will finally open when the rust becomes too much


    its not always about size... the 2nd type of gun on the island... these can be found all over the Hoe this was a lucky one and escaped


    it got to a point where id been on the Pier for some time... and finally realised i was being watched from a camera... oioi scotty boy!




    the latest trip had me caught out by the onsite security but after explaining what i do and why i was there... they took it in and left me too it after a minute or two i asked if it was cool to take a photo of them posing... which they didnt mind that much....




    smile boys!








    kernow posing for a photo ontop of the casemates that arnt what they used to be


    sneaky shot of Kernow and Graybags moments after they waved to kayakers kernow that makes me giggle the way you did that! haha


    old MOD mast ID markings that was once stood proud of this fine islands... now removed to another location not far away


    whos laughing now... come on boys out you come!


    thats it fellow urban explorers this has been one of the best explores ive done to date and will be for a very long time...

    sorry theres a "few" images... but you get carried away on the island and its some what remarkable



    a quote ive seen some where before... "Drakes island is one of the few places... your able to see the sound and hear the sea"

    final picture of what a pararamic looks like of the west end and the hoe looks like from Drakes Islands


    Please note! :- i wish for NOBODY to save these images without getting into contact with me first via pm its irrelevant if its personal use or commercial use get in contact before hand
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    great shots dude, i didn't realise what was over there before now, so thanks. one question though, how did you manage to get across??? chances are it was a silly question but i feel i have to ask, sorry.

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    Quote Originally Posted by muppet1992 View Post
    great shots dude, i didn't realise what was over there before now, so thanks. one question though, how did you manage to get across??? chances are it was a silly question but i feel i have to ask, sorry.
    lol silly question = a silly answer right?

    how dya think we got over? a 4L V8 wake boat :) in which some wish that they didnt sit on the back seat next to the engine at 40+mph sorry badoosh that was the highlight of my day!

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    Great report timmy, glad i was there - you seem to of covered a lot with your pics, ill get mine up tonight!

    great day glad to share it with those involved !
    Kernow Expeditionary Force

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    just glad i can share the sights ive seen buddy... glad you join in have a few more places on my mind aswell will defo keep you and the rest of the guys in the line of fire with info :) getting busted at the air raid shelter in devonport was funny aswell... that guy was a cock tho! pic of on the young small one glad you stuck next to me tho! cheers buddy

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    Quote Originally Posted by Timmy View Post
    lol silly question = a silly answer right?

    how dya think we got over? a 4L V8 wake boat :) in which some wish that they didnt sit on the back seat next to the engine at 40+mph sorry badoosh that was the highlight of my day!
    haha, i presumed it would be a boat of some sort but i thought i should ask anyway, lol. never sit at the back!! we learnt that with the navy, you get a tad wet, lol.

    great shots though dude, nice one :-)

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    Great shots, great place and a great report. 10 out of 10 ;)
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    Was a fantastic day out, would have been gutted to have missed that one, great report and piccys Timmy :)
    It was good to meet up with fellow exploreres from Plymouth and a big thanks also to the skipper for the day for the wet white knuckle ride around the sound
    I work till midnight 7 days a week I'm very tired !!!
    Extra chilli sauce Sir..........

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    Hells bells, its got everything, rust, remoteness, dereliction, an old toy boat, it's just missing a mortuary slab! Great set of photos there!
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/45100355@N04/

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    Great report, I have always wondered what was over there, think the nearest I ever got was at work maintaining the Navigation beacons in the Sound. Execellant, thanks again.

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