Monthly Archives: May 2012
We arrived in the car park by the river and wandered along the streets looking for a toilet. I was interested in the ducks walking on the quay who seemed content enough to be out of the water. We may have gone to the Guildhall Museum to view objects which hopefully includes the corpse of a plague rat if we were not captivated by the Salutation Gardens. We had heard of them of course and passed by, once with Zoid the dog but as yet had not paid a visit. Continue reading
Dateline 15th May 2012: Goodnestone Gardens visit was rained off for the time being and hopefully one of us may visit when the roses are out. However, the anticipation is great and when we visit we will post.
Little gems such as Goodnestone are a wonderful respite from the urban areas of the sprawling Medway Towns, Dartford and Gravesend and the awful industrialisation of the Thanet coastal towns. The Spring foliage is green and bright, looking new and fresh in the sunlight and everywhere we looked the views were stunning. Birds were busy in the trees and that adds to the pleasure of the walk. Continue reading
The attraction of Tenterden is that it is an interesting town with some good waling paths around it, some of which we found the last time we paid a visit and close by is Small Hythe and Ellen Terry’s house, a vineyard and the Steam Railway. When we arrived the children’s playground with its colourful equipment was deserted and looked forlorn under the grey sky. We didn’t use it in case a job’s worth was watching. Continue reading