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Old 13 February 2007, 16:22   #1
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Warning at Rhosilli

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/wales/south_west/6356757.stm

Apparently there are some steel posts sticking out of the sand in the middle of the beach that weren't exposed before. Notice is aimed at surfers but ribbers also beware.

I got excited for a minute when I read about the exposed wreck - until I saw it said "steel posts". A few Spanish treasure ships have sunk in the bay and on the aptly named Spaniard rocks. Some of the cannons are in a garden in the village and you still get gold doubloons and silver dollars(pieces of eight) washed up from time to time.
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Old 13 February 2007, 19:58   #2
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Similar thing on our local beach a few yrs back . the army removed the steel pipes ,

turned out during the war a latticework of pipes was laid on the beach . In the event of an invasion fuel would have been pumped through the pipes and lit on the surface of the water to stop the enemy landing .

They were like rusty sharp scaffolding pipes sticking out of the sand pointing out to sea at an angle . Lethal to any boat or surfer .
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I wonder if that explains the piles of rusty pipes that used to go down onto the beach at Studland? I think they're gone now but may be visible at the top of the 'cliff' to the Old Harry end of the beach huts.
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mybe Nos I expect the military had the same sort of thing ready in other places .

probably the quickest way of sorting an effective sea defence
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