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, August 17, 2016


On a really hot day six of us met up at Hoath to try a walk none of us had tried before so it was left to our leader to map read . Setting off from the church at Hoath we set of to Chislet where we spent a bit of time looking round the local church . From here we set off across the fields to Nethgong Penn . By now the sun was really making us all rather too warm so when we got to Grove Ferry we stopped by the side of the River Stour for a much needed rest and snack . Onwards to Upstreet , back by circular route back to Nethgong Penn , Chislet, and back to Hoath . Although only 8 miles the hot weather made to seem a lot more

Nethgong Penn

Grove Ferry, River Stour

Wednesday, August 10, 2016


Sorry but no blog for last week but for anyone slightly interested 3 member went for a 7 mile walk around the Reculver area but did not take a camera
3 more of us went to see an exhibition at Tate Modern so nothing exciting to report but here are a couple of poor photos taken with iPhone These are views from the 10th floor of Tate modern

For todays walk just 3 of us met up at the home of our oldest member ,in Sittingbourne then simply cut through local country park to Borden then onto  Oade street then into Bredgar where we stopped at the local farm shop/cafĂ© for a cup of tea . All boring to any reader but again cross country back to starting point 6.5 miles on a very cloudy day

Borden Church

Had this fellows company

Bredgar Pond

Wednesday, July 27, 2016


It was supposed to be a stroll in to the castle grounds and a cup of coffee,but morphed into a walk
that went hither and thither. Je ne regret rien though,WX was a little rainy drizzly and grey threatening clouds,temp OK and a bit humid,lots of long grass,weeds,and hay.7 of us lots of information being exchanged,some of it reliable.One of our intrepids missed the motorway turn and went to Ashford
and had to come back.We went through Broomfield and Chegworth and back to the Ashford road then back in to the Castle Grounds,where we saved the princely sum of £189 on entrance fees.We stopped off for a coffee and sandwich ,so they could recover some of the lost profit.
All a bit tiring,they are going to have to screw the coffin lid down well when the time comes,
as I am so fit now.7 miles?
It can be a little damp when hiking so be prepared.

A wasp nest was chosen to sit on.
How do you spell plagiarism?

Have some nice music-its FREE
Click the above link and put your speakers on.
or maybe this JAZZ FUNK with some slap base.
or maybe this  from the late 80's

Au Revoir

Wednesday, July 13, 2016


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