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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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A Sandwich at Sandwich

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

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