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Wouldham – a walk to the woods.

The village of Wouldham on the Medway River until now was a place we rarely thought to visit. It was cold but we discovered other places to walk and quite enjoyed getting out of our ‘comfort zone’ that has kept us more or less confined to exploring favourites. Wouldham is not an attractive looking place, but then neither is Burham or Eccles close by, but when we finished up we were quite impressed with the village. Continue reading

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Worth the look – a brief visit to Worth

This year – 2012 – 13 we have had some warmer days although this year so far our Saturday walks have been a mixture of mostly cold days interspersed with wet and cold, and some pleasant days with sunshine. The trip to Worth provided none of these comforts. But all in all the short visit was worth it. 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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Famous Folly in Farningham

Although it was cold we had a pleasant walk along the river and discussed paying another visit later in the year to explore further downstream until perhaps we meet too much urban sprawl and give up. Continue reading

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A Tale of Two Gardens

The National Gardens Scheme is such that people will open their gardens to visitors at times during the year and charge a fee to raise funds for a charity. We indulged in two pieces of cake and a hot drink and watched the birds feeding from the dangling bird feeders. Continue reading

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Tenterden in the Drought

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

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A Sort of Safari

We do not like captive, caged up animals put on display just for a spectacle. We wandered having missed the otter feeding, through the Flamingo pen , thinking of Alice and games of croquet, out into the rest of the park. A zoo should be educational, look after animals properly, create an environment in which they are happy, do some public service such as help act as a breeding ground for endangered species, rescue and nurture abused animals, and it must make enough money to maintain a high standard of care. Continue reading

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