Time wounds all heels.

Time wounds all heels.
2,700 miles so far out of 4,000 in 8 years.Where's Ray? We are posing in the Paleolithic rock shelter in Kent.50,000 years old

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Hucking Woodlands Trust

The last few months seem to have been very hit and miss with our walks with a lot cancelled due to weather or lack of bods
This week was an exception in we had a full house of six who met up at Hucking Woodland Trust car park on a slightly overcast day and following days of heavy rain very muddy underfoot
We set of by crossing the road and into the fields full of friendly sheep
After heading North through the fields we followed the footpath that then led us up the first of many steep hills . Basically followed the footpaths to four acres farm, Bixnor and up even more steep hills back to Hucking . The orchards we full of fruit already for harvesting I guess in the next few days



Just One Of The Many Steep Hills



Yes Another Steep Hill



And He Did Not Share It

We Made Loads Of New Friends


Mystery Fruit

Just Back From France (get him to tell you about it ) Now Enjoying Kent Fruit


Already For Picking


Waiting With Camera For Him To Fall






Saturday, August 23, 2014

Detling BBMF Flypast



Having walked up the hill from the riding stables,we found a picnic table at the White Horse Country Park and sat and waited.Merlins were heard faintly and then they thundered across very low.
The car park was full with many expensive cameras evident.A once in a lifetime opportunity
(unless you go to Bournemouth next month)
2 Lancasters Ihurricane (FEAF Markings?)and a later model Spitfire.Worth the wait.
Music to Calm you click this link

Sunday, August 10, 2014

DARENT VALLEY OTFORD-LULLINGSTONE

On a sunny saturday before the promised storm, 4 of us intrepids met on the train at West Malling where Roxy(the star of the show)was a big hit with the Polish Girls in the vicinity.
Detraining at Oftord we walked through the noisy village to the Darent river footpoath and up through the golf course ,where,at the top a mistake was made,and we deviated from the plan a little.In the village of Shoreham we visited the excellent MUSEUM ,which was everything a museum should be,
enthusiastic staff,well informed,a good shop,and bacon sandwich doorsteps, click the link.
Up the steep hill to the crucifix cut in the grass,and then along the top of the ridge to the golf course(yes another)After this Roxy was off the lead and running ahead for a while.Turning back down towards the river and arriving at the Roman Villa vistor centre,we decided that a pub was needed,so an extra mile to the village of Lullingstone,to the Plough where we had a couple of beers and some fries.
We then started the long(flat)trek back,stopping at the Hop Farm for an ice cream(v nice)then another pub in Shoreham Ye Olde George Inne  ,then across another golf course and a Cricket game in progress,down the gentle gradient to Otford wher(you guessed it)another pub,The Crown another 15th century one.Then  the train back(a 4 minute wait)I reckonn 15 miles 4+Roxy
Stunning views,lovely day,good company,sore feet.
Does my Bum look big in this?






More Testosterone than you could shake a stick at.

Round up the usual suspects.

I think the Roxy is embarrassed with good cause.


Wednesday, July 30, 2014

North Downs Way bike Ride

We met Funfzig Deutchlanders on bike coming the other way who were not Links Fahren(ing)





The map's out,a bad sign


Typical of the North Downs way

A lovely cafe where,despite not having bacon sandwiches on the menu,they did us an Egg and Ham sandwich and a pot of tea.
East Malling to Charing by train,stopping at B/Stead and alighting at Charing.Breakfast in the Village and then up the great big hill to the NDW.A hot day a bit tiring ,very bumpy but exciting and dangerous.
We stopped at the Dirty Habit for a half pint and a bag of crisps,then down to B/Sted station for the train back to EM.3 of us ,20 miles with all the fiddly bits.
This video should lift your spirits.