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3,000 miles so far out of 4,000 in 9.5 years.Where's Ray? We are posing in the Paleolithic rock shelter in Kent.50,000 years old

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Folkestone

We knew this week walk was going to be short but one of the hardest for ages Five of us met up at The Cliff Top Café at Folkestone on a  day when the weather could not make up its mind and on the chilly side After bite to eat, by the rich members of the group, and a drink we set off down the path adjacent to the café This path may have only dropped 300 odd feet but was very twisty and slippery In some places very dangerous The path through the woods was a mixture of ups and downs until it eventually we were walking close to the Dover to Folkestone railway line . We headed in the direction of Folkestone and as the path was lots of steep slippery ups and downs it was hard going .
Eventually we got as far as the caravan park where we slowly headed up hill , then into the Battle Of Britain Memorial site . Through this lovely site and hugging the cliff top path back to the Cliff Top Café for another cup of tea Not that far only 4.5 miles but hard going every step of the way
Looking towards Folkestone from café at start

Start of the path down



very slippery path


How did this get to be left here

We aim to get to the top


Primroses

What goes up must come down again  and again




Does this mean adults can drive as fast as they like



Folkestone through the trees

Folkestone



Cliff top path towards café , Dover in distance

Battle of Britain Memorial Site







Yes more steep steps




Cup of tea at the end

Folkestone

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Chilham

first   things first good afternoon Carolyn from Missoula Montana lovely to see someone somewhere is reading this blog Have noticed cousin Gordon has been replying to your comments
This week 6 of us met up at the village of Chilham , Well actually old age has given a bit of common sense, not a lot, and we drove through the village square past the castle and straight to the edge of Kings Wood .
This was to save a couple of miles walking along a narrow road , To start our "Bluebell " walk we first had to walk up a long steep hill . This caused a slight problem with our oldest member in that somehow he had brought boots of different sizes . Don't ask put it down to old age and a hard life . When we got to the edge of Kings wood we could just see carpets of lovely Bluebells . We followed the footpaths to do a circular walk around and through the woods The down the hill past Godmersham Hall and Park back to the cars . Rather than rush home we simply drove to nearby garden centre for a drink and those with money something to eat Only 5 miles but in bright sunshine and taken slowly
Start of walk in Kings Wood









In Far Far distance you should me able to see Canterbury










This is the best way to do a walk !!












It was here we stopped for a drinks break



Trying to be artistic









Godmersham Hall and Park, look it up on internet

Near end of the walk

Just some of the above stitched together


The following better photos are from Gordon who for once brought his camera
Our oldest walker