A group of retired friends,keeping fit by walking at least 7 miles a week,since 2005 over 4,000 miles in all types of weather.
Keeping mostly to Kent footpaths.
Paleolithic rock shelter.
Thursday, July 05, 2012
Sheerness Canal 4th July
The Right Place To Start Any Walk
The Blues Brothers
A Lot Of Kids Having A Tea Break
Typical View Of Canal
Finally At Sea Front
Sheerness in the distance
6 of us , again minus our leader , from various parts of the county met up at Sittingbourne Railway Station and like a load of excited school kids caught the train to Sheerness . There we alighted and on the insistance of GY sought out the nearest cake shop where we stocked up on pasties and sausage rolls . Then on a very cloudy and humid day we set off to struggle finding the footpaths through a lot of local housing estates . Not the most pleasant start to our leaderless walk . Eventually after a few stops to read our map we found the start of the canal and a few local fishermen. The canal was in rather a sad state this lots of rubbish floating in it . After a mile or so this did improve and open out to a better view of the canal . Being old we soon found a place to stop to eat our pasties . Then all struggling in the humid conditions we carried on following the canal eventually reaching the sea wall near Minster. After another rest stop we followed the shore back into Sheerness and the railway station .Here GY treated us to a much appreciated ice cream About 5 to 6 miles but all hard work due to the heat