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Travel Blogs from Maidstone
Maidstone is maybe not the most exciting destination, but as we have no choice in this, and will be visiting the place daily for a month, the need is to make the most of it.
What is there to see around there?
Where could we go?
What to see?
A morning appointment in Maidstone left us free until the following morning... so we decided we would explore Chatham Dockyard!
As you do.
According to the internet, there was ...
If you read any motorcycle travel book, magazine or forum they will always talk about how important "Planning and Preparation" are. You need to make lists of equipment and paperwork required, which routes you will be taking etc, etc...
Well who am I to disagree?.. so here we go
2. Route planning..done
Oh, I forgot, we will need motorcycles!...
Mine is a Yamaha XT660Z Tenere ...
... to Hampstead lock (A.K.A yalding) where we had lunch and chilled out for an hour watching everyone come and go, whilst cooking soup on the trangia.
From here we paddled to east farleigh where we found the campsite next to the river, we pulled up next to the bank and set up for the night. The campsite had big oil drums to make fires in, so we bought some wood from the owners, made a huge fire and toasted marshmellows whilst drinking cider. Sooo good!!
... this the winner was an Emerald shop in Bogota in mid May. I decided to keep a track of this strange Christmas decoration phenomena when I noticed that well into February I was still seeing trees in lobbies and lights in windows.
The nastiest person I met: Juan, closely followed by the silly Israeli.
The biggest liar I met: Thomas Aurelio Cuesta Torres (funnily enough)
The loveliest people I met: Emanuel's family.
The happiest ...
... all the same, surrounded by massive skyscrapers! Our home for the next four weeks at least, a small one bedroom apartment. A bit of a palava trying to find the apartment, wrong info, random russian blokes in the room for the handover...all standard really! All good!
A bit of a walk around to orientate ourselves and an early night!
Absolutely certain at this point the reality of what we have just dived into hasn't even begun to be realised!