Paleolithic rock shelter.

Friday, March 30, 2012

Bluebell Charity walk

Prunus Ichyo 29 years old East Malling's Finest.

Fallen and scattered cherry blossom in Japanese culture signify soldiers' deaths. 

Sunday 6 May

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Folkestone Warren

High Res pic ,of the drop off the cliff

High Res Folkestone Harbour

High Res that way's Dover

Javelin with elbow

A spiffing day,breakfast first at the Clifftop Cafe then down the cliff and along the Warren towards Folkestone through the woods.
Climbing up by the martello tower to the top.past the museuma nd an ice cream back at the cafe.
7 of us 5 miles hot and sunny

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Thurnham-Detling North Downs.

I was going to say "Rattlesnake my A**E"but thought better of it.
Baz and any joke you care to choose about"getting his leg over"
These chaps did their duty barking and then sat in the sun with their eyes shut
Any aggro and I shall launch myself at your undercarriage OK?

135 years worth not including the horse.

A Badger Sett,not very old,but very big.

There was a lamb being born across the field as we watched.

Wild Boars?

The so called "Pilgrims Way"

Top of the hill at Thurnham

LOOK!Bluebells 6 or 7 weeks early at least

...And did those feet in ancient times,walk upon Englands mountains green.

A lovely day,sunny ,clear ,a little breeze,God had put the air conditioning on,we met at the stables,ignoring the girls in Johdpurs and walked across to Thurnham and up the hill.We walked along the Trackway at the top for a change,which was very pleasant.
I stopped to take some pix of Cold Blow radio station,where I used to fix wireless sets.Then carried along the NDW ,we stopped for coffee and actually laid on the grass and did a "Last of the Summer Wine"then down to whitehall,where the footpath through someone's back garden was blocked,luckily the KCC footpath officer was just up the path and said he would look into it.
Then back to the stables.
4 chaps 8 miles hot

Hi Glen
There seems to be a diagonal avenue of trees on google sat pic?
and at the northern end is an old house .
The bricks in the pillars don't look like they are very old or they would be a lot smaller with musch less mortar.
I have found The lost village of Aldington,and,as its Aldington lane
that might tie-in.I shall ask a local expert and get back to you.
On this ,winter picture from Bing maps,you can see an avenue more clearly.

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

BlueBell Hill to the Medway Bridge

An Hitachi javelin on HS1 at 180mph

The M2/HS1 bridges misty in the distance

A bronze age tumulus 1500BC

Looking out to Snodland on the far bank

We have paused "to allow our ghosts to catch up with us"(as the bushmen say.)

No,we didn't
Blue Bell Hill picnic site near the upper bell(that was)we started off,it was misty coldish,but a nice down hill walk on a firm path
through the woods to Nashenden farm.We paused for coffee at the bridge over the HS1 rail line ,then on up the hill where the Romans camped the night before they thrashed the Britons 15-0
Then the sun came out as we neared the end.5 chaps 7 miles.