TV5197 : Canoeists heading out to sea

taken 8 years ago, near to Westdean, East Sussex, Great Britain

Canoeists heading out to sea
Canoeists heading out to sea
at Cuckmere Haven
Cuckmere Haven
Cuckmere Haven (or the Cuckmere Estuary) is an area of flood plains where the River Cuckmere meets the English Channel between Eastbourne and Seaford.

Cuckmere Haven featured heavily in World War II. Pill boxes, anti-tank obstacles, ditches can still be seen. The site was used to confuse bombers into thinking they were over Newhaven, by placing night-lights and setting up a fake runway nearby. During the 16th, 17th & 18th centuries the beach was used by smugglers.

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TV5197, 348 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Saturday, 19 September, 2009   (more nearby)
Submitted
Saturday, 19 September, 2009
Geographical Context
Sport, Leisure  Rivers, Streams, Drainage  Coastal  Estuary, Marine 
Place (from Tags)
Cuckmere Haven 
Category
Canoes and canoeing   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TV 516 976 [100m precision]
WGS84: 50:45.5239N 0:8.9069E
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TV 516 977
View Direction
South-southwest (about 202 degrees)
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