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Seddlescombe Geese, Mods and Rockers

  Seddlescombe on the road from Hawkhurst to Hastings was one of the places we rode through on our motorcycles in the days when the Mods and the Rockers were creating the setting for the movie Quadrophenia.   It was … Continue reading

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In search of Bluebells – Ightham Village

It is bluebell time – that means looking for swathes of the things in coppiced woods and wherever they are likely to grow. We headed for Ightham Mote where we intend to walk the woods and gorge on the sight of millions of bluebells as well as have a good walk. Instead we stopped in the village of Ightham, parked the car in the village car park and took a stroll around. Continue reading

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Merry Margate sans bucket and spade

Arriving in Margate, after leaving the Turner we discovered the boat made of small bits of wood and now on its maiden voyage, a true community effort. Called The Boat Project the concept is known as Collective Spirit and will be ready to play around at the Olympics. Coo! Continue reading

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Goodnestone a Gem on a Gorgeous Day

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

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Chartham – looking for the river

We dropped into Chartham and eased through the village stopping briefly at the village hall where parking is a valuable with restrictions – read them – and wanting to explore further we drove past the Chartham Paper Mill and found The Artichoke Inn complete with small car park and a place to take the dog. The mill once had a terrace of dwellings now disused and fenced off – a sad looking row of barracks-like houses. The mill has a date on the building – 1946 – and it looks as if the houses were built in the same austere style. Continue reading

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Seasalter – Where?

Oyster Catchers with their red bills fossicking and gulls flying gracefully using the air soaring and swooping magnificent in flight create a treat for the birdwatcher. Seasalter is a short drive from Whitstable where arts and fresh shellfish can be had if you want that sort of thing but if you want an out of season stroll or visit to a beach there is no better place than Seasalter. Continue reading

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More than a sandwich at Sandwich

Sandwich is one of those places where you can spend a lot of time just wandering around looking at buildings, visiting gardens, churches and museums. Flowers in window boxes in February and cats sitting on inside window sills and dog friendly pubs make Sandwich a pleasant place to visit. Continue reading

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