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, October 19, 2016


This week 6 of us met up outside The Black Horse Pub at Pluckley , this is reputed to be the most haunted pub in England , it was also featured in the TV series The Darling Buds Of May
We ignored the temptation for a stop but instead headed to the back of the local church and pub and headed across country to Little Chart we passed a few orchards with apples on the trees but resisted trying the apples . We stopped at St Marys Church that was destroyed in WW2 , simply for a brief coffee or tea . Then simply with good map reading by our leader, assisted by Lea , we found a circular route back to the cars Only 6.8 miles on a dry but overcast day

Wednesday, October 05, 2016

Herne Bay to Whitstable

Six old codgers this week with most of us suffering some ache or pain so this was planned  as a stroll with no hills
Bright but breezy we met at Hampton Pier on the edge of Herne Bay we basically headed West following the sea towards and into Whitstable
He we stopped for a cuppa then slowly strolled back watching the wind urfers struggling with the high winds
Hampton Pier at start of walk

Beach Huts near Tankerton

Wind Surfers

Whitstable Harbour

Friday, September 09, 2016


By Bike.Train Snod-Strood the over the tri-bridge and on to the riverside walk from Gasworks lane,(new)and unfinished.
Lots of money been thrown at this,and although I have worked on the river from time to time,some of the views were completely new to me.It was a little rainy and overcast,but that just added to the
picturesque nature of the views.We went as far as the COMMAND HOUSE then turned round. Serendipitously,we found a new cafe/restaurant which was excellent,the girl was addressed in POLISH  but was GERMAN ,and just thought it was funny,Excellent Coffee and Bacon Bap sitting outside.Met some very interesting people and this is a ride we will do again ,even in winter.
Some photos below


The Russian Sub lurking
The Cafe/Restaurant,warm welcome,good coffee,good food,good laugh,good company and a good location next to the Riverside Path at the western  end.
It looks like he's shooting up?
This stretch of river can be bitingly cold in winter
Thats the sun over there at Upnor castle
Rochester Cathedral in the distance

A cluster of barges and a tug

Looking across to the timber importer

This crane is on 30' of rail line and has been left in situ,although,at night who know what it gets up to?

A Pirate ship flying the requisite flag
I shouted AVAST BEHIND! at it but only got loud muttering in reply

Its down BATH HARD LANE/ DOUST LANE (the Cafe ) and is under new ownership.
You could drive down there if you are lazy

Wednesday, August 31, 2016


this is one of our fall back walks that we have done many times . Only 6 miles but enjoyable so on a very hot day 5 of us met at the Selling railway station , then crossed the bridge and followed the footpath across the field to enter the wood opposite and joined one of the many hills on  this walk There is not a lot I can report in the way of locations but we basically wandered the footpaths Those through the wood were very enjoyable as the trees gave us a welcome break from the sun . This was a circular walk so ended up back at the station
Trying to capture the rainbow effect

Pears not ready yet

Tea stop

Pumpkins in the distance

Just one more steep hill

Apple orchard but not ready yet

Typical Kent Scene

New houses next to Selling station