http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b015mqp2

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b015mqp2
Paleolithic rock shelter.

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

BLUEBELLS CHALLOCK KINGS WOOD

Its right to roam ,so we did.No particular plan just wander hither and thither in the woods.
The pictures of Bluebells are manifold,so please enjoy.


























The HQ was hidden by these woods an exciting story,members included Sir Thomas Neame,Jim Mount,Basil Neame
Please let me explain;-in 1939 it was a foregone conclusion that the S.E. would be invaded,therefore , a band of "ostensibly" Home Guard  Units was set up with special underground bunkers ,plastic explosive,specially made radio sets,sniper rifles etc.Their instructions included, assassination of collaborators,disruption of transport,reconnaissance of the enemy.They were very highly trained,many going into regular special forces parachute units later in the war.
6 of us 5 miles ,no bites stings,super-injunctions,or wedding invitations.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

CONYER-UP THE CREEK

This Harris Hawk moved on after ascertaining that there was insufficient meat available from the prey







We are now in our summer plumage ,better to attract fertile females










Along with traffic lights and an escalator,the town now has a bridge.

Conyer Creek,off The Swale.We went all the way by bus,and what a nice bus,v inexpensive.We walked along the Saxon Shore Way ,it was a lovely sunny day,back towards the town of sittingbourne ,I don't think anything of note happened,apart from me treating the reduced group to a meat and bean pie.
4 of us sunny 27C ,6 miles ,no injuries,no offers,no arrests,no regrets.
Next week we go to stare at the blue bells in the woods.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

CHILHAM GODMERSHAM SHORT WALK

It was suggested that a short(5 mile)walk would be nice this week and seems to have worked out OK.
A frosty start to the day,dull and grey,we met at Chilham car park,and set off through the village to French Mill on the River Stour,and then up the hill toJuliberries grave.We kept on the Stour valley path all the way to Godmersham and then crossed over the Ashford road and into the parkland where we stopped and ate our sandwiches,I was sent off to one side as mine were fish paste.Up the hill in to the park stopping to confer with a pair of horses,and then the North Downs Way back to Chilham.We popped into the garden centre just up the road for a hot chocolate,and a sit down in a greenhouse.
The buttress is made from a tree base upturned




Looks like my efforts in Woodwork at school


This little chap came running up to us and seemed to claim us as parents





I used to work here at weekends and finally got bored with the jousting and falcons



They are saying"Where's the bloody photographer got to now?"


French Mill from "A Canterbury Tale"





Milling about decision making



We stopped to marvel at the rare yellow thing that appeared in the sky.








The Horse Whisperer strikes again
5 miles 6 chaps mostly grey (some balding)