Since the Super moon Calshot beach in Southampton has been a risky place to visit. The first wave of mortars were washed up on Tuesday. Police and costguard set up a 1,000m exlusion zone and the bombs where destroyed.
It is thought that the bombs have been exposed and dislodged by the abnormal tides caused by the proximity of the moon during the “super moon”.
Since then nearly 100 of the 20in mortars have been washed up and exposed on the beach which was once popular with for its dinghy-sailing lessons for adults and children, its canoeing classes and its proximity to the Calshot Activities Centre.
On Friday a team from the Navy wired the bombs up in groups of ten and detonated them during high tide.
The Navy fears that even more of the British built bombs will be surfaced. Lt Commander Nekrews shared a warning with the public via the press;
“We would tell all members of the public to definitely not handle them and to call police. They are always a danger.
“They were in an unstable state because of the amount of corrosion they have suffered over the years.”
In Pure Spirit
Do you live near Calshot? What has this week been like? Imagine it’s been an odd one!
Do you think this shows that we’re all too often unaware of the damage to the enviorment we’re actually doing? It takes an event like the Supermoon to reveal a little bit more of nature than normal for us to release that we’ve messed up and left our mark where it should not have been?
Via BBC and Daily Mail.
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