Guernsey, 4th Day, fortifications on L'Ancresse Bay and Fort Hommet

The very northern part of Guernsey, around L'Ancresse and Pembroke Bays was very well fortified by the Germans during World War II. The bay was also protected by a long anti-tank wall which is still there. There has been a fort standing on the headland since 1680 but Fort le Marchant was repurposed by the Nazi's and is now used as a firing range, although you can still look inside if the range is not being used. Some of the fortifications inland were quite overgrown and a little difficult to access.
We went back to the hotel on Cobo Bay for lunch, first stopping to take some photographs of some abandoned greenhouses.

After lunch we drove down to Fort Hommet, another German fortification on Vazon Bay, just south of Cobo Bay. The Germans had again constructed this fort on the site of a previous Napoleonic one and had built a railway between Vazon and St Peter Port in order to ship the vast amounts of concrete needed in the construction.
The last two pictures are multiple exposures.


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