The Underground Fort
During the late autumn last year, my daughter and I took the dog to the woods to follow a sign that simply said: To the Fort.
Up and up we climbed until the fort appeared in the late autumn sunshine looking like a submarine rising from the ground.
The fort is mainly underground and is similar (and fairly near) to the other bunkers from the First World War that I wrote about a while back.
The main difference is that the fort is a lookout bunker up on a hill and it’s built in a semi-circle, which is great fun as you can run in and out of the various doors.
(And while doing so, if you’re a dog, you can look like Scooby-Doo running from danger!)
My daughter and Oscar had great fun playing hide-and-seek with me…
While I was fumbling through the dark bunker, I suddenly heard some ghost-like wailing.
When I got to the chimney in the middle of the fort, I looked up to see the mischief-maker.
On the way back to the car, we walked in the old trenches and discovered a memorial to an almost-forgotten 100-year-old history.
Sometimes, you find yourself lucky enough to walk the line between past and present and discover that the present is the perfect place to be.
For more adventures, please visit: Our World.
I’m still away in the UK but will be home soon.