Out & About …

… on the North York Moors, or wherever I happen to be.

Tag: pillbox

  • Covesea Skerries Lighthouse

    Covesea Skerries Lighthouse

    Built in 1846, following a terrific storm 20 years earlier in which 16 vessels were lost in the Moray Firth, several on the notorious Covesea and Halliman Skerries. The delay was due to Trinity House, the board responsible for lighthouses, believing that a lighthouse was in fact unnecessary. Eventually, the board was swayed by public…

  • Pillbox, South Gare

    Pillbox, South Gare

    I went orienteering today … at South Gare, a complex area of sand dunes and reclaimed land created over¬†150 years of iron production. A bit rusty.¬†Should have¬†picked an easier area. A leg along the beach went past this World War II pillbox almost buried in the sand. Pillboxes were hastily constructed after the fall of…