Tuesday morning at Fort Victoria. I was up at 7am, coffee made, two people came in a van to clean the toilets. A wet mop, and a wet disinfected cloth, a quick wipe round and five minutes later they were gone. I suppose they have a lot more cleaning jobs to do. I packed some food and drink into my rucksack and drove to The Needles. There is a fun theme park there, which I didn't visit. I paid the £6 for a full days parking and went for a walk. A little bit of history here.
The man in the pay box directed me to the path I needed. Some early mist about, so the views were not too good.
I zoomed into get this close up. Here you can clearly see that there has been some remedial work done on the top of the two stacks. The stones are held together with cement, and a metal bar has been attached to hold them together. Three layers of house bricks have been inserted to add extra strength. That must have been a scary job to work on.
Goodbye The Needles, time to move on.
I picked up the Tennyson Trail, heading towards the Monument. I was ready for a sit down. I hope there are some benches up there. Here is some information about the Monument.
They seemed friendly enough, but I decided that it was their right to be there, so I carried on.
Back to normal here. Coffee morning this morning. The weather is awful, so I am staying in. Thanks for popping in, we'll catch up soon. Toodle pip. ilona