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Afloat but not…

afloat but not

afloat but not

I often take walks along the coast from Broadstairs to Margate in preparation for my Camino walk, or even just as far as Kingsgate. A couple of months ago on the stretch of sand between Broadstairs and Stoney Bay I saw a boat that looked like it had been beached.

Of course I took loads of photos and saw it often on my later walks. My #Camino2017 practice walks.

Then just a short while ago I met the gentleman who owned the boat. He said he’d brought it up onto the beach to repair and repaint….but I think he’d made a boo boo and beached it by accident 😉

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May 17, 2017 Posted by | my life, photography, places that I've been, travel, walks in the uk | , , , , , | Leave a comment

Ryde Pier, Isle of Wight

The world’s oldest seaside pleasure pier, Ryde Pier is an early 19th century pier serving the town of Ryde, on the Isle of Wight.

The famous pier at Ryde, Isle of Wight

The famous pier at Ryde, Isle of Wight – looking back at the town

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Ryde Pier, Isle of Wight – the ferry from Portsmouth moors at the far end

What an amazing pier this is. I walked along it a couple of times…just because. 🙂 I had fun to watching the ferry mooring alongside the terminal.

March 10, 2017 Posted by | history of the uk, islands, my life, photography, places that I've been, towns of the UK | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Afternoon Tea 60’s style

My daughter is currently house-hunting. Last week took us to Margate for a few viewings. While we were there, we stopped for afternoon tea at the Walpole Bay Hotel. I love this particular hotel. It has that 50’s / 60’s seaside resort type decor going on. Lots of bits and bobs of old stuff is littered everywhere. The settees are leather, wide and deep, the kind you sink into. The lift is in a word; ‘ancient’. It even smells like a 50’s hotel and the dining room is typical of that era. I hope they never change it.

afternoon tea at the walpole bay hotel margate

Afternoon Tea – love the silver teapots…..

The scones were fresh and slightly warm, just the way I like; delicious. The only thing they could change is the cream….scones with jam and cream NEEDS clotted cream!

afternoon tea at the walpole bay hotel margate

Walpole Bay Hotel, Margate

 

October 4, 2016 Posted by | my life, places that I've been, towns of the UK, travel | , , , , | Leave a comment

sunrise in Viking Bay

I arrived home on Tuesday evening after a two week stint in Great Malvern, and to my annoyance I woke up just after 6:30 this morning (it’s annoying coz when I can sleep late, I don’t LOL). But the benefit of waking early is seeing the sunrise. So after peeking out my window and seeing a pink flush on the clouds I quickly pulled on some clothes, grabbed my camera and keys and dashed down to the esplanade. Although a heavy cloud cover had blown in by then, I was still rewarded with a break in the cloud….

sunrise in Broadstairs 29.09.16

sunrise over Viking Bay 29.09.16

I do love being home. The freedom of just being able to go out when I want to is amazing.

September 29, 2016 Posted by | my life, places that I've been, sunrise, towns of the UK, travel | , , , , , | Leave a comment