Fortification Series – Fort Houmet Herbe
One of four small Forts defending the French-facing coast of Alderney (along with Forts Raz, Quesnard and Hommeaux Florains), Fort Houmet Herbe stands proudly out in the sea. Finished in 1854, this was the only fort on the island where one officer was in charge at any one time. At low tide, you can see the remains of a causeway, which can be followed some of the way before you will have to scramble over some rocks and hoik yourself up into the fort. The fort is now empty and derelict, but great fun to explore, which is recommended, as this is one of our favourite forts. Watch out for the tides, and bring your own pen.
(Enter this fort at your own risk. This is the only cache in this series that is actually inside of a derelict fortification, and as such, you need to take care more than the others. In the extremely unlikely event of an accident, you will be the only person held accountable. This disclaimer s only as a caution, because really, it's a very safe place if you are sensible, which we know you all are. Thanks. Happy Caching.)