Sorting through some old boxes I found this sketch I made in Lymington in 1984,I can remember sitting on a bench by the quay. It was my first visit to the town and must have been late October, the visitors moorings are quite empty which they would be at that time of year.
A timely visit to the mill pond at Emsworth gave a great view of the Fisherman's Walk causeway going out to Fowley Island in Chichester harbour.
Admittedly the island doesn't look much and indeed it's probably covered at very high spring tides, but it's location was very important to the local oyster industry back in the 19th century. Around 350 meters long the causeway must have been quite an undertaking and it's endurance over all this time underwater is remarkable.
This "vandalised" sign has been like this for months now, always makes me smile. For those who don't know the area or would like to visit Mount Doom, Mordor AKA Locks Heath is between Park Gate and Warsash, but beware of orcs, elves and hobbits.
Inevitably someone from the council will spot it and have it repaired - eventually.