Part 2: Dead Man's Island and the North Centre Bastion, Western Heights, Dover, Kent, UK

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Summary: The second of three videos of the North Centre Bastion and its associated Detached Bastion (aka, "The Smokey", "Dead Man's Island") which form part of the Napoleonic and Victorian defences embedded into the Western Heights above the town of Dover, Kent, UK. Part 2 consists of: Arriving on the surface of the island; a panned view from on top of the Main Magazine identifying a number of features; the interior rooms of the Main Magazine; the steps leading down to the eastern gallery ('tunnel 2', or second tunnel); a long shot of the northern end of tunnel 2; exploring the southern end of tunnel 2 and the unusual features found there*; the surface Magazine and its probable method of lighting; the southern 'hanging' moat; surface ramp to the 2nd drawbridge; the 1st drawbridge again ('disaster drawbridge') and a view of the southern end of the western gallery. Part 2 ends at the junction of the Detached Bastion and the covered passage joining it to the main part of the North Centre Bastion (just past the 2nd drawbridge). *My torch was fading at this point so I shot it again and have put it at the front of Part 3. The videos were made in the Summer of 2009 (nb Dead Man's Island is also where the original ghost or paranormal images were taken in 2007 - and blue orb photos, too). This video was originally posted on YouTube in three parts: Part 1: Dead Man's Island, North Centre Bastion; Part 2: Dead Man's Island, North Centre Bastion; Part 3: Dead Man's Island, North Centre Bastion. Click to see other still photos of the North Centre Bastion. More info: The Western Heights fortifications occupy an area whose maximum dimensions are 1500 x 600 yards. In addition to the North Entrance and North Centre Bastion, other components include the Drop Redoubt, the Grand Shaft, and the Outer Bastion. Also see St Martin's Battery and the Knights Templar church ruins. John Latter / Jorolat Images Of Dover | Videos of Dover | Dover Blog: The Psychology of a Small Town