Paleolithic rock shelter.

Monday, March 30, 2009

Borstal to Aylesford along the Medway

Unusual 4 storey house in aylesford about 250 years old

Claims to be "Britains smallest pub"along with several other contenders

For the hard of hearing,this incription reads thus:-
Walter Burke,Squire of this parish,who died on the 12th september 1815,in the 70th year of his age.He was purser on His Majesty's ship Victory,In the glorious battle of Trafalgar,and in his arms the immortal Nelson died. (this an oxymoron or what?)

Ponies belonging to travellers,each has its own unique markings.

If you look at the bit of daylight shining through the bridge,the following pics show what is happening.

A nice sunny but frosty start(ideal)we RV'd at Aylesford car park and went to wait for the bus outside the Little Gem pub,and waited,and waited,so decided when it failed to arrive(a)
that we would walk there ,and bus back.I made a cracking pace and crossed over just as the bus came along 20 minutes late at the Friars.So I flagged it down,and we clambered on.20 minutes later we arrived under the 3 bridges across the Medway and de-bussed.Down to the riverside path and a left turn and soon we were passing under the bridges and on to the sea wall on the flood plain.
Steeped in history ,this part of the world,Battle of Medway (Roman invasion),The purser's grave from HMS Victory,Dickens favourite walk ,and so on.
We were soon through Wouldham,stopping for our coffee,and thence to Aylesford.
about 8 miles and 7 of us

1 comment:

  1. Anonymous10:26 PM

    At the risk of sounding really pedantic, there is another window below the four visible ones, making it a five story house. Imagine getting caught short at the wrong end of the house! Much as I love the Little Gem, not sure I would want to be opposite when so many spill out on the pavement. Great blog. Love seeing so many places I know.