October 17 - Irvine, Scotland
["My dad would have been delighted to see chickens near WW2 camps"]
If the following raids and invasions are known to readers - Dieppe, North Africa, Sicily, Italy, Normandy - then some may wish to explore the wee town of Irvine and the faded remains of nearby military camps (such as RAF Dundonald, Camp Auchengate (Navy), Camp Gailes). Faint footsteps of many soldiers, sailors and airmen can still be seen, though covered now by golf courses and other changes/additions to the landscape made over the last 70-plus years.
[Thousands of young men admired these same views 70 years ago"]
The remnants of any WW2 settings and memories are faint, and few and far between, but still worth looking for in Irvine, and Saltcoats to the north, and Troon to the south. I shall return!
Link to my YouTube video from the farthest point west in Irvine, Scotland. Dated October 17, 2014.
Link to Scotland 2014 Photos: Faint Footsteps
More about another mysterious dragon to follow.
Photos by GH