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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, July 13, 2016

Conyer

As I have mentioned in other post that this year we have cancelled a lot of walks mainly due to rubbish weather . When we do I get an e mail from a very lovely very young lady by the name of Wendy who lives in Australia . So fear got the better of us this week , the weather lady said it was going to rain but being scared of Wendy four of us met up on a very cloudy morning at Conyer . From here we skirted the boatyard and followed the Conyer Creek north . Where the creek met the River Swale we stopped for 5 minutes to watch a seal apparently looking for his dinner . Following the River Swale we walked east until we came to the site of the redundant Elmley Ferry where we halted for a tea break Then inland to Blacketts farm where we took the footpath back to Conyer By now weather had become very humid and mad it hard going 7.25 miles
Boatyard at Conyer






Conyer Creek






River Swale at Elmley






Swale Crossing Bridge in distance (dark photo due to camera setting being wrong)




Relation born in this cottage 90 years ago

Return leg Conyer in the distance


Wednesday, July 06, 2016

Herne Bay-Tankerton

it seems that in 2016 we have missed more walks than we have actually undertaken due to one reason or the other . This week was an exception in that the weather lady said it was going to stay dry for a change . As it was only 4 of us were available but we met up at Hampton Pier Herne Bay and the sun was shining . Due to the fact that one of the group was suffering from a injury we thought that a simple very slow stroll west was the order of the day . This is what we did simply strolled along the sea front to Tankerton where we forced ourselves to have a bite to eat and cuppa . Leaving the cafĂ© we made straight for the ice cream shop where we sat and enjoyed the day , and the ice creams . Eventually we left the comfort of the ice cream shop and wandered very slowly back to Hampton Pier . A very hot but enjoyable stroll of just over 6 miles
Hampton Pier start of walk

Looking West







Tankerton Looking towards Herne Bay



Southend in far distance


You can just see Hampton Pier

Back at start point but tide now in

Trying to be clever

Wednesday, June 08, 2016

Halstow and River Medway

just four old codgers this week parked the car at Halstow on a day the weather lady said was going to be overcast and we dressed accordingly Wrong choice Sun out and very warm all of us leaking before we had taken more than a few steps
We set of onto the public footpath that leads direct to the River Medway where unfortunately it was low tide . basically we followed the sea wall west through Twinney to the sailing club at Ham Green where we turned inland following the road and paths to the fishing lake at Upchurch Here we found a drop of shade and stopped for a much needed rest . Then along the road into Upchurch village where we were lucky enough to find a shop that sold ice creams . Onwards across the fields back to Halstow
Very hot day and about 5.5 miles
Halstow at start of walk


River Medway





Kingsferry bridge in the distance
 





in house garden at Ham Green




Fishing lake at Upchurch




Upchurch Parish Church






Mother and foal





We don't think this foal is very old



Needs a little bit of TLC


Back in Halstow