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    Default Detached Bastion - Kent


    Since the army vacated in the 1950s, the council proposed filling the ditches with household waste...luckily, this was prevented on the basis the site is of historical importance.

    I'll begin with our 2015 explore: an early morning scramble into the ditches, it was evident that a battle against nature had commenced very recently. We had a brief wander and as we were heading to the car we passed volunteers ready to continue their clearance.

    I was super excited to be re-visiting in 2017 with Rubex, jsp and the fella, this time going inside. I guess the volunteers gave up keeping on to of it as it was overgrown again. Anyhow....a selection from both explores.

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    Not far from the above was another entrance I'd noticed during our 2015 mooch (I was too chicken back then to go inside) so we had a look there too.....









    SPIDERS! EVERYWHERE!

    Last edited by Malenis; 8th Nov 17 at 18:47.

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    That's a nice looking bastion and neatly tucked away. Good photographs as well.
    When the going gets tough - the tough get going.

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    That looks a great and interesting explore and I always enjoy your photos a lot.do you use a prime lens for your shots
    I like to go where others fear to tread.

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    A bit good that, loved it, Thanks
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mikeymutt View Post
    That looks a great and interesting explore and I always enjoy your photos a lot.do you use a prime lens for your shots
    Thanks :-) These were taken with my 18-55 on a crop sensor. A lot of my other stuff is with my 10-22.

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    Amazing looking place, brilliant pics, love to go but kent find the time! lol

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    Was such an entertaining day out! Beautiful photos Malenis :) x

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    Wonderful clear shots, looks a great explore:)
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    Wow! What kind of spider produces something like that?

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