Wednesday, July 12, 2006
12 July River Medway Strood to Hoo Marina
Upnor High street,one of the prettiest in Kent,with a lovely little pub ,some smart cottages bedecked with flowers and a Castle at the bottom of the road
(Oh yes another pub at the top.)
A lovely sunny day that turned out very hot.
We met at Strood rail station from all points of the compass,some by bus some by train.
We started opposite Strood pier near the moored Russian Submarine,and followed the Saxon Shore way,until we went wrong and continued through an industrial estate.
We passed the end of the now-defunct Medway-Thames canal,
which is now utilised with its tunnel for rail traffic,and through a new housing estate.
having regained the correct path,we passed by The Royal Engineers marine base and towards Upnor castle.After having the living daylights scared out of us by canon fire from sailing Galleon opposite,(The Grand Turk)we went up the high street to the Tudor Rose pub,a charming little building surrounded by kent weatherboard houses.After a swift drink,we went to the foreshore and along to the Tudor Fort at Hoo,and took some pictures of the crumbling brickwork.
We retraced our steps and called in for lunch at the Tudor Rose which was very busy.
After a leisurely lunch we made our weary way back to Strood station.
About 7 miles (plus individual suppliments)