Wednesday, February 04, 2009
The Swale to Sittingbourne up Milton Creek
An Abandoned Barge
Kent's main composter
The Bridge nouveau
The Shuttle to Sheerness
This is what the inside of a bus looks like
Sunsrise over Mote Park pre 08:00 (cold)
A bright morning eventually ,cold but no wind.Night temp was about -4C.Still snow and ice on the ground.We assembled at Sittingboure rail station on,foot,car and bus.We got the Sheerness shuttle and 4 out of the 6 of us got off at Swale Halt.After addressing the guard and gesticulating,the other two slower members were able to get off the train.Under the new bridge and to the Saxon Shore Way which skirted several very large industrial complexes and then took us along the sea wall which zig-zagged towards Milton.A very bright sun now,and lots of animal tracks in the snow,and some in the mud.The plaintive cry of the Curlew took me back to Nature study radio programmes at school half a century ago.Only one fall this week,me again,but much softer this time.A few abandoned wooden vessels that seemed quite large in such a restricted waterway,one of them below high water mark-a real hazard.We stopped for coffee by a lanscaped rubbish dump,and then moved off along the path to Sittingbourne.There are so many pictures this week that someone is bound to get the hump at being partially excluded.Arriving in town ,we made for the cake shop and their excellent sausage rolls ,chelsea buns ,and gypsy tarts.We split up and I got the 333 bus back to Maidstone.
6 of us 7+ miles next week ,maybe Borogh Green to EM.
The video is is a warning for the Good Folk of Thunder bay