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Spurn Head
 
 
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The Road to Spurn

Or rather the road from Spurn. This is facing north from the end of Spurn head. There is a 'car park' (rubble dropped onto a beach) to our left which is as far as the public can go - there is a dock slightly further out behind us. In front is Spurn head lighthouse, which you can see as a dot on the horizon from the mainland.

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Sep 25, 2005 by Roadtripper_Ian
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Along Spurn head

Just after leaving the end of the head we plunge through sand dunes which spread themselves over a dozen or so feet on either side.

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Sep 25, 2005 by Roadtripper_Ian
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First deviation

A quick shimmy to the west around a section which as disappeared under the dunes.

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Sep 25, 2005 by Roadtripper_Ian
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Cross the track

There used to be a tramway down the spit, most of which is now completely buried under the sand dunes. Every now and then rails emerge, cross the road, and promptly disappears again

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Sep 25, 2005 by Roadtripper_Ian
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Diversion ahead

The first major diversion, where I presume the old road has been buried by the sand. Its a sharp left turn with a blind brow and a steep hill. Had fun reversing up it shortlay after taking the picture.

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Sep 25, 2005 by Roadtripper_Ian
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Down the hill

Its much steeper than it looks!

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Sep 25, 2005 by Roadtripper_Ian
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Back onto the old drag - then off again

The diversion rejoins the old track (just visible joining to our right in the distance) before diving off it again.

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Sep 25, 2005 by Roadtripper_Ian
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Western coast

The track runs along the western coast - the eastern coast is all of 10 feet away over the dunes to our right.

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Sep 25, 2005 by Roadtripper_Ian
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Along the cobbles

The cobbles arre pretty course, and in many places have large amounts of sand on them. I had to back into a passing place which was mainly sand - was happy that the car didn't sink!

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Sep 25, 2005 by Roadtripper_Ian
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The turntable

Just before the road rejoins the mainland you cross what looks like the remains of a turntable

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Sep 25, 2005 by Roadtripper_Ian

 

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