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    Hope Gap.

    Sometimes i think that as a child and now all grown up i am very lucky and still get to play down at Hope Gap.
    Just a 3 minute drive in the car up a steep hill and park the car up then a brisk walk about 1 mile down to the steps leading onto the rocks and under the cliffs.
    I must have spent most of my childhood down on these rocks and i still love getting my prawn net out which was once my granddads,who passed it on to my dad and has been passed onto me.
    Was just testing out my new studded waders today to see if they grip the slippery sea weed,and the steep chalk gullies pleased to say stayed upright so no broken wrist or hands today,worst case is slipping banging your head and falling down a 7 ft deep rock gully and getting wedged,not funny specially if the tides on the way up.

    First picture just about to start a 2 hour walk on the rocks under the cliffs.


    Now this is what is left of an old second world war sea mine? that's what dad told me when i was a child.
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    A quick picture of my trusty prawn net,and an old mop bucket to put any prawns in.
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    About half way round now no prawns lots of winkles though.
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    The remains of another old sea mine?
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    Not sure what that was so left it alone they still pull up torpedoes round here although i doubt that's one.

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    If you want to be safe down there the best footwear to take,studded waders.
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    Looks nice and fresh. Any danger of getting stranded if the tide comes in and catches you unaware?

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    Cheers KT.
    Makes I miss Blighty

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    Quote Originally Posted by Luigi View Post
    Looks nice and fresh. Any danger of getting stranded if the tide comes in and catches you unaware?
    Quite often get bloody tourist cut off by the tide down there usually the Newhaven life boat gets close into the rocks and launches the z boat to pick them up.
    But if the seas to rough have to call out the coastguard helicopter from Southampton to winch them off the rocks.
    I watched the coastguard pilot reverse the helicopter in to a tight gap once very skilled on a windy day specially with drafts blowing back off the cliffs had to go in backwards to keep the front of the helicopter into the wind.
    Bloody foreign tourist stuck down there got lifted on top of the cliffs and given a sound thrashing,or a good talking to can't remember exact punishment now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by klong toey
    Not sure what that was so left it alone
    Nice thread, kt...Does withnall hang around there, by chance?...

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    Quote Originally Posted by BaitongBoy View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by klong toey
    Not sure what that was so left it alone
    Nice thread, kt...Does withnall hang around there, by chance?...
    Not under the cliff he likes dogging in the car park.

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    Quote Originally Posted by klong toey View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Luigi View Post
    Looks nice and fresh. Any danger of getting stranded if the tide comes in and catches you unaware?
    Quite often get bloody tourist cut off by the tide down there usually the Newhaven life boat gets close into the rocks and launches the z boat to pick them up.
    But if the seas to rough have to call out the coastguard helicopter from Southampton to winch them off the rocks.
    I watched the coastguard pilot reverse the helicopter in to a tight gap once very skilled on a windy day specially with drafts blowing back off the cliffs had to go in backwards to keep the front of the helicopter into the wind.
    Bloody foreign tourist stuck down there got lifted on top of the cliffs and given a sound thrashing,or a good talking to can't remember exact punishment now.

    Only collection box i put money in.
    Welcome To Newhaven Lifeboat
    Must be a nightmare for all involved.

    Not many paths back up in those photos, must be a tad frightening when cut off and a rough sea quickly pushing you against the cliff and rising.

    The photos reminded me of the Chinese cockle collectors that drowned in the Severn Estuary (?) a few years ago. Was it 13 dead?

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    ^A photo of the day the helicopter winched 2 people to safety.

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    And a slightly easier rescue for them.Be busy times for them soon could be one a week when the weathers warm.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Luigi
    The photos reminded me of the Chinese cockle collectors that drowned in the Severn Estuary (?) a few years ago. Was it 13 dead?
    I think that was up in the Blackpool area,s ,, deffo not the Severn.

    Nice pics KT mate looks bloody cold

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    Morecambe Bay. Can't believe that was 11 yrs ago. 21-23 dead.

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    ^^Nearly in into double digits now Nig 9 c its hard walking on that stuff got a sweat on,good way to burn calories.

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    ^ You're right Nigel, Morecombe Bay I think.

    Nice pics KT, reminds me of the Jurassic Coast in Dorset. Bracing at this time of year.


    Edit ..... Too slow again, Luigi beat me to it

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    Nice pics KT, I was thinking that the first pic would be a good subject for a painting by Nige.

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    Nice pics mate, way to cold for me though.

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    Terry, in all your life have you ever lived or been anywhere that is not hot? Have you gone through four seasons - cold, mild, hot, mild cold.

    For example, today i sat outside in 13 degrees celsius in the sun and it was wonderful. Nice blue skies and a lake breeze. OK, i had a coat on, but it was wonderful. To get fresh air, instead of being stuck inside beside a radiator.

    And this evening i had a few freckles on my nose when i looked in the mirror.

    It's not like living in Oz having to slather on factor 50 everytime i go out.
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    ^ Patsy, have you ever been to Australia?

    It is possible to get four seasons in a year, in fact, some unkind people from other states say that in Melbourne you can have four seasons in a day.

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    Quote Originally Posted by patsycat View Post

    Terry, in all your life have you ever lived or been anywhere that is not hot? Have you gone through four seasons - cold, mild, hot, mild cold.

    For example, today i sat outside in 13 degrees celsius in the sun and it was wonderful. Nice blue skies and a lake breeze. OK, i had a coat on, but it was wonderful. To get fresh air, instead of being stuck inside beside a radiator.

    Actually Pats, I avoid cold places like the Plague, just not my go at all and never has been.

    Saying that, our winters in Perth the temp can drop down to 1 Deg at the peak cold. Its foking miserable for me.

    But those cold days when the sun shines and there is no wind its absolutely glorious. You are quite correct on that

    But when its cold, raining, overcast and windy its fokin shit.
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    I can't disagree on that!!

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    Despite the fact it looks cold there was hardly any wind so quite warm i was hot and sweaty steam coming off me.
    Next month its back to Bangkok for us although i enjoy cooler conditions for a while its nice to get back to our home in Bangkok and enjoy those sultry nights.
    Not so keen on the temperatures between 10 am and 5 pm but Gert loves being back in her natural habitat.
    Bit of mother natures air con is good for your health going to soak up the cool air because i know its bloody hot end of April in Bangkok.

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    Nice thread KT, it always surprises me how much warmer it is on the under cliff on a sunny day, the heat really does reflect off the cliff face.

    If your short of shrimps for the Mrs Tom Yam soup the pond at Rottingdean is teeming with freshwater crayfish.

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    Bloody hell.! Proper boots for the job..!
    Must be tricky walking, but a great bit of coast there. Cheers

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bower
    If your short of shrimps for the Mrs Tom Yam soup the pond at Rottingdean is teeming with freshwater crayfish.
    Thanks for the tip might head over and have a nose round.
    Lets hope the French trawler men don't see this post otherwise it will be netted out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Neo View Post
    Bloody hell.! Proper boots for the job..!
    Must be tricky walking, but a great bit of coast there. Cheers
    Very dangerous on the slippery weed uneven rocks need good footing because sometimes you need to jump deep gulleys.
    Get that wrong and could end up very messy barnacle covered rocks cut you to shreds.
    But going to be a lot more painful than lots of cuts if you do fall in one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by klong toey View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Bower
    If your short of shrimps for the Mrs Tom Yam soup the pond at Rottingdean is teeming with freshwater crayfish.
    Thanks for the tip might head over and have a nose round.
    Lets hope the French trawler men don't see this post otherwise it will be netted out.
    😊😊

    I live right on the cliff top at Ovingdean, everyday soon the rocks will be teeming with Chinese restaurant owners looking for soft back crabs, bastards. It's almost guaranteed to catch a good size bass off Rottingdean or Ovingdean beach if you have soft back/peeler crab bait. The Chinese take em by the bucketload and sell them fried whole in the restaurants.

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