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

Monday, November 24, 2014


After they dug us out of the village Coffee Shop,we walked along roads to Westwell Church,up to the Gliding Club on the top of the downs and then down through the woods to Charing.
A perfect hiking day a frosty start brilliant sunshine,best walk for ages.
All the pubs we stopped at had full car parks and we(I)decided that I didn't want to wait for lunch
so scrubbed round it.(except for 2 who called at the Robin Hood)
4 Chaps 8 Miles.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014



Starting off by parking against a No Parking sign by the church ,which we had to do penance for, later,we crossed into a paddock full of horses,and horse S*** and then Park Farm,Ringlestone Inn
Hogbarn,Stede Hill,the Trackway and then back across the fields,the sun sort of came out and the mist cleared and the trees were looking good in their autumnal glory.
Here are some pix
A good turn out with 8 of us from opposite ends of the county,walking 7 miles.
These are all self explanetory/ex planetary

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Hene Bay

On a Thursday for a change 6 of us met up between Whitstable and Tankerton . Changing the day had the bonus in that we were joined by our youngest member who spends more time on holiday than at home . Being half term there were a lot of families enjoying the late summer . Leaving the cliff top in Tankerton we dropped down the cliff to follow the beach line . Even though it was the 30th Oct within a short time we were all wishing we had left our coats in the car . We walked passed al the gaily coloured beach huts to Hampton Pier were GY told us of his childhood growing up ( if he ever did) in that area Following the beach we carried on to Herne Bay , passed the amusements and pier to the clock tower . He we stopped for a drink and something to eat . Then onwards towards Reculver Towers but after a short while we all agreed that was a step to far so we simply retraced our steps . Brilliant weather but rather hard on the legs


Braving a nosebleed we ventured to Essex.With some first class driving thorugh Blean etc we intercepted the M25 at The tunnel approach,missing  a long 4 lane tail back.
The bunker is situated off the main Ongar road at Kelvedon Hatch.Entry was £7,and it was well wort the visit.It was used as a bolt-hole for regional govt in time of war for an alleged 600 people.
I was telling passers-by (whether they wanted to know or not)that I would have been down a bunker at Linton south of Maidstone that looked like HERE feeding info back into the system
Here are a few photos and information.LINK 
there is a walk-round video on the link.
And HERE is an in-house film classified in 1962
The entrance looks a bit cottagey,this is to fool the Soviets

The teleprinter ops look dead already

4 of us through the Dartford Crossing and an excellent 11/10 lunch at the Eagle pub on the A1023