Well we set off to Canterbury on Sunday full of good intentions and itching to get pitching.....
The campsite was very small and basic but with beautiful views over the countryside and for 2 nights we had it completely to ourselves. On Monday we walked the 6 miles into the city, a lovely walk through bluebells and across fields and we had a nice walk around the city before a glass of wine and a visit to the cathedral. Disappointingly, the cathedral is covered in scaffolding which lessened its appeal and personally I was underwhelmed all round, although there was an excellent Antony Gormley sculpture depicting the death of Thomas Beckett.
It was - and continued to be - very cold at night, we had a fire going but sat outside wrapped in sleeping bags wasn’t as cosy as it sounds even for us hardy campers!
On Tuesday we drove to Sandwich for a sandwich (very tasty) and then drove on and walked around Ramsgate, Margate and Herne Bay with the latter being our favourite. The first two have very boring promenades considering they’re prominent seaside resorts.
Another cold night, coupled with problem with the car (shock absorbers) and pouring rain on Wednesday was enough for us to talk about holidays abroad and we decided to come home and look at a week away - which is what we’re doing now! We will get a bit of sun and a tan and then pick back up on the Uk tour when it’s warmed up a bit!!
PS sorry if the picture is upside down but I’m writing the blog from my mobile and can’t rotate it !!!