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... route we had to take, as sometimes happens with satnav , it directed us on a scenic tour through the beautiful English countryside where we were introduced to villages with such quaint names as Lynsore Bottom, Pett Bottom and Stilling Minnis!!!
We are stopping over with Ann's rellies until Thursday. It was lovely to see Ivy again and were pleased to find her, at ninety, her usual bright and cheery self and looking well.
After lunch we went for a walk along the waters edge and around the village. We weren't very far from home, in fact we could see Winston up on the hill just waiting for us. We still can't get over the tides here, when we arrived for lunch the tide was just starting to come in, it was out that far that boats ...
... to Canterbury, where we wandered round the awe-inspiring Cathedral. Of course we have seen pictures of it, and had heard it is magnificent, but we still weren't prepared for the scale and the splendour. Not to mention the history. 4 of us had lunch outside an old pub within sight of the gates, and just drank in the sights. Oh and a beer.
Our camp tonight is on the south coast, only about half an hour from Dover, from where we will depart tomorrow on the ferry for ...
... back to the hotel. It wasn't a good call, particularly as we had driven through Rochester which looked far more interesting. We didn’t find the regenerated waterfront area that I remembered from a previous visit and although the Chatham Maritime museum looked promising, it was too late in the day to justify the £17 entry fee so we walked away again. It was another Cooper Pigeonaire moment.
Consequently we got back to the hotel ...
We finished up in Italy - went to Florence, went to Venice, saw some other cool stuff, Mum came and stayed which was lovely. The kids loved Italy, we all learnt some Italian and so on.
Now we're back in the UK again, and if you haven't already heard, we bought a boat! Nothing has quite gone to plan, and it turns out that we need to do a lot of work to the boat, that we were'nt ...