PowderMills Country House Hotel
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... smelled so fresh and full of life. At this point our shoes and pants were wet and muddy. We headed back to the Ebenezer House where we washed our clothes and dried them. We received a recommendation for a fish n chips place down the road that was the best in town. It was owned by a couple named Tush and Pat and they were incredibly sweet to us. We purchased cod sandwiches on a roll and headed to the Fisherman's Museum. This was located in an old church full of pictures ...
... of the time we were there. Bodium castle lies in the middle of open plains, not really serving any strategical value. Although damaged by the English revolution, Bodium still stands like it used to and we were allowed to walk up and down towers and explore the rooms, see the oldest portcullis in England, walk along a rampart and even stand at the top of a tower. It was awesome to be able to explore it all in your own time.
We now disembarked to Brighton, stopping on ...
... as the basis of a great sound and light show explaining the town's history.
After a lunch of cod and chips, we moved on to the town of Battle, near Hastings. This is the site of the famous Battle of Hastings in 1066, where William the Conqueror of Normandy fought King Harold's armies: the only time England has fallen to foreign invaders. Within four years of his victory, William provided ...
... the coldrum stones (got some nice photos from there). Then through Ryarsh, along the A20 for a bit and stopped in Aylesford for lunch. Carried on climbing up the north downs to reach the Pilgrims way which we walked until we reached our destination. Legs are quite tired it's hard work but it feels great doing it! Now off for that well deserved ...
... week we travel to East Sussex, staying near Hastings and Battle on a
site called Norman's Bay. At this rate Glenn will be storming the
beach in full armour and chain mail before the weeks out. He tells me
when he was a child he wasn't allowed to watch sword fighting films
or programmes as he used to re-enact them in his sleep. I'll let you
know whether he's been consigned to sleep(fight) in the awning next