We approached the last of Maunsell’s forts for the day at around 12.30 pm. This was the Redsands Fort. This fort is relatively well preserved and Project Redsand aims to preserve it for the future.
The X-Pilot went up close to one of the towers so a record could be made of its status by video.
By 1.30 pm we were leaving the last of the WW2 forts behind.
Grain Tower Battery
At around 2.20 pm 0ur last ‘fort’ of the day was the Grain Tower Battery. This was by far the oldest fort of the day as its original construction started in 1848. It is connected to Grain Island by a causeway. It sits at the mouth of the River Medway.
X-Pilot then returned to the ATL in Queensborough Harbour and we said our good-byes and left for home. This being a Bank Holiday the roads for our return journey unfortunately were very busy.
X-Pilot on TripAdvisor
Fabulous day out visiting the Forts in the Thames Estuary
We joined the X-Pilot for the Grand Forts Tour, booking via the telephone was easy and we received helpful instructions as to where to go to catch the boat. We past the wreck of the SS Richard Montgomery before going out to visit the forts and pass through the wind farm. Very helpful captain and crew made the trip enjoyable buy adding their accounts of what we were seeing, plus we were lucky to have Flo McEwan from the Maunsell Seaforts Appreciation Group on the boat with us. Lots of pictures and a great day out for all of us!