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Journey to the West (2)

Newquay for the day or to travel out of the town to another, but why bother when I had yet to see the place.  I took off on foot after breakfast to walk the cliff walk, see the harbour and … Continue reading

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Once there were Hovercraft…Pegwell Bay

Anyway, I am glad the hovercraft enterprise failed. As a rescue craft in swampy conditions the things are fine but as a commercial enterprise – yuk! I think I would prefer the Dover ferry boats or even the Viking ship. The treat is to walk along the circular route to the spur from where you can view seals basking on a sandbank. Continue reading

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Memorabilia and chips

First impression was that we were looking at a building typical of the past glory of the region, perched on the cliff top with access to the sandy beaches, walks to Margate and Ramsgate and of course within easy reach by public transport and motor vehicle of local attractions. You walk in and the memorabilia is there decorating the entrance hall and the reception desk, the whole complimented by a fully operational trellis gated Otis lift. Continue reading

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Windy at Walmer Castle

Walmer looks as if somebody has taken a huge bucket and spade and used them to shape the building – Deal even more so – and the keep and outbuildings added to make it more like a dwelling. The wind blew heavy in the trees and out to sea the waves were choppy. No sign of an invasion, but with the tunnel and the ferries maybe there is no need to come by sea to Walmer or Deal. Continue reading

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Go Down to Kingsdown

The day, was a good one, sunny with a cool breeze and the worry of rain gone for the time being, so we decided that going to the coast would be a good idea.  We had bad news on the … Continue reading

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Rambling ‘Round Ramsgate

It was one of those days when the forecast promised precipitation, and so we went prepared, only to be pleasantly surprised by the clemency of the weather for the whole day. The other surprise was that when we went to pay for our parking we we told that it was free on Saturday. Now there is a thing. We will likely call again. The proposed construction will be expensive apartments and a boulevard of shops. New and ghastly looking fifties futuristic/Benidorm style buildings that will hide the blank cliff wall but maybe a boring expression of assumed affluence. Continue reading

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Dungeness on the Choo-Choo

We took off for New Romney via Tenterden and Appledore and on the way we passed through Old Romney passing by the church where Derek Jarman is buried; I could see the grave headstone from the car – clever me. The area of Dungeness is strange, but oddly attractive. The beach is an active place where fishers with rod and line try their luck and boats go out on working days to make the catches. The lighthouses are a dominant feature as is the many homes peculiar to the place, more like driftwood huts than houses. Continue reading

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