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Ambling Around Ashford

Ashford in the farming heart of Kent was a place we had always tried to avoid.  It was one of those towns that had a reputation for being dull, boring and not at all worth a visit, unless you were … 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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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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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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