So glad the MOD didn't flatten it, evidently this was the plan. Instead it now plays host to swanky apartments and bars and bakeries and what have you.
I'd only seen it from the sea before, enormously imposing and rather austere looking from a distance, but i like the old signs and the trees and the River cottage canteen and the coffee bowls in the bakery.
I am kicking myself for not having bought some.
Instead we feasted on fish chez Mr Whathistall. Every bit as ecochichi as you would imagine, but with enormous integrity, and damn fine fish.
and chocolate pudding.
and super yachts
and sea cadet training ships
then later we feasted on scones, and jam and clotted cream. The scones The Mother Hen made from scratch on the boat, on the hook, in the middle of the ocean.
and of course all debated the cream or jam first quandary.
always jam first.