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Bunker Hunting Holly
okdoky
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Posted: Monday, August 09, 2010 - 06:40 AM UTC
Great time yesterday hunting for the Coastal defence bunkers to the East of Lossiemouth. Holly and I were about a mile short of seeing them at Easter but this time we took the bikes. It was still quite a treck though as the beach sand was often too soft to let us cycle so we had to push the bikes for long periods.

Bare in mind that Holly is only six but she was determined to get to the bunkers this time and did not moan once.

Was a great trip with fantastic weather.

Ring of dragons teeth and machine gun bunkers










Possible spotter/range finder's bunker





Main gun battery bunkers (first)


(second)


Air raid shelter and communicating trenches




Small square shaped bunker with roof vent to rear of complex


More dragons teeth and machine gun bunkers to protect the rear (landward) edges of the complex




this bunker is next to what appears to be a stout anti tank ditch with a flat, straight killing field in front. It almost looks flat enough to be a rail track surface. Wonder if there was a supply rail track from Lossie






Holly wants to go back and spend more time looking around

Next time I intend to take notes and dimensions of the various bunkers and their orientation to each other.

Nige and Holly
HARV
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Posted: Monday, August 09, 2010 - 01:23 PM UTC
Thank you for sharing Nige.

As a fan of bunkers and bunker complexes I have enjoyed viewing your photographs.

Now that I have seen them I will have to go on the internet and look at a satellite view of them.

Thanks again,

HARV

PS. Please pass on to Holly that I appreciate her patience and determination so that you were able to view and photograph the bunkers.
okdoky
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Posted: Monday, August 09, 2010 - 02:03 PM UTC
Hi Harv

Here are some details from others that have been there before.

http://www.derelictplaces.co.uk/main/showthread.php?t=4485

There is even a google earth map link to get you there.

http://maps.google.co.uk/maps?f=d&hl=en&geocode=&saddr=57.693965,-3.208523&daddr=&mra=mi&mrsp=0&sz=15&sll=57.694034,-3.20745&sspn=0.011055,0.028925&ie=UTF8&t=h&z=15

Hoping to do some more bunker hunting

Nige
majjanelson
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South Carolina, United States
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Posted: Monday, August 09, 2010 - 03:09 PM UTC
Nige,

They build models with you. They look for bunkers with you.

Stop dressing your two boys up as girls to try to trick us!

It's SOOO cool that your girls want to do these things with their father.
okdoky
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Posted: Monday, August 09, 2010 - 04:14 PM UTC
As somebody else said already, once they get a sense of fassion, boyfriends and party life, then they will probably forget about the hobby.

You never know though, they may look for a boyfriend that is into model making and keep the love of the hobby going. All I can ever ask is that they enjoy what they learn to do now and gain a "can do" attitude to life that sees them through the years.

Nige

Whiskey6
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Posted: Thursday, August 12, 2010 - 11:21 AM UTC
Fantastic. Thanks for sharing. I too am fascinated by coastal defense positions.

Dave
HARV
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Posted: Saturday, August 14, 2010 - 03:21 AM UTC
Thank you for the links Nige, I appreciate it.

HARV