Posts Tagged "underground"

fire and smoke..cathedral ablaze

…it was an early start today..by 0430 hrs the temperature was already registering 17 degrees centigrade..a mad dash across several counties to meet the chaps and chapesses in Wiltshire for a day of getting totally lost (again!) underground…

The pompey crew arrived in a cloud of steam ! Poor Oli’s car suffered a damaged radiator..so in true “we came only for the pictures” we abandoned it under a tree and wandered off to the mine entrance..

Some of the more hardy amongst us had spent the night in Cathedral and we were led to their camping spot by the smell of breakfast cooking..
Box is huge…Cathedral is just massive! Didn’t take us long to break out the wire wool !and act like a bunch of five years olds on acid !

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..is Dover boring ?

..well not unless you go out with me then it gets very exciting.

I’ve lived in and around Dover all my life and as a kid I can remember riding my bike around some of the long forgotten tunnels that the local council filled in during the 1970’s!

I’ve been down some more times than I care to remember but they always hold a fascination..sadly most are now well trashed and in a poor state and are under threat of being sealed up and lost forever..

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the robots on fire

the robots on fire by The Urban Adventure
the robots on fire, a photo by The Urban Adventure on Flickr.

Box Mine – Possibly the best place to spend a Sunday away from the family !

Fabulous day out with some very cool people…despite many attempts at getting lost and a certain team member hiding the maps in his trousers and forgetting about them, we did find our way out…by accident. Our attempts to find the underground cannabis farm failed as well (those in the group will understand)

Those tempting holes cut into sheet steel provided major frustrations at huge solid steel blast doors!…

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the tunnel was filling with water

I did this last year and have wanted to go back and do the others; this is one of twenty or so drainage tunnels that take water away from the main Dover to Folkestone railway line.

…after the epic let down of not hitting up the asylum today we decided to spend our hard earnt Saturday morning off underground…

Now for those of you that do not live in this drought zone they call Kent let me assure you that it isn’t! The amount of water flowing freely out to sea from these drains is staggering! The water companies should be ashamed of themselves!

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Boxed in a Mine

Boxed in a Mine

Box Mine – Possibly the best place to spend a Sunday away from the family !
Fabulous day out with some very cool people…despite many attempts at getting lost and a certain team member hiding the maps in his trousers and forgetting about them, we did find our way out…by accident. Our attempts to find the underground cannabis farm failed as well (those in the group will understand)
Those tempting holes cut into sheet steel provided major frustrations at huge solid steel blast doors!…

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