There is never a dull moment on Blakeney Point. On Boxing Day a visitor found what he thought was a Second World War mine on the high tide line three miles along the Point. After marking it, he informed the coastguard who in turn called us. It was located just after dark with assistance from a member of the Cley coastguard team. We fenced it off and informed the police who in turn called the bomb disposal team.
The bomb disposal team arrived the next day and were taken to the scene. They identified it to be an anti-personnel Second World War mine, which required detonation on site. The bomb disposal officer kindly filmed the explosion on my camera to serve as a warning never to touch any kind of potential ordnance. Mines come in all shapes and sizes and are not standard, therefore if ever you see anything suspicious, take an exact location (look for obvious landmarks), avoid touching it at all times and inform us, the police or the coastguard.
Still of the explosion
A calmer moment on Blakeney Point
Boardwalk repairs (Alex Green)
Happy seal pup (Graham Lubbock)
- Graham and Ajay (Coastal Rangers)