Premier Inn Whitstable
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It has been about 5 months since I've last updated my travelpod. I've returned to England from my second journey out to sea, again with no prevail.
The glaciers and icy weather conditions were still present throughout the majority of this voyage, and I found myself in a predicament several times because of them. Luckily, neither my ship, nor I, suffered any serious injuries, and I was able to continue my trip as planned.
We stopped when we reached calm ...
... and strange singing - well, Spanish-type shouting-- emanated from one building. I think some kind of dance class with participants supplying their own musical accompaniment was happening.
It did sound like a HAPPENING - one of those 60s events but instead of being trendy and swinging was... well, think scruffy fag ends and loads of lard.
I know this all sounds very negative, and I'd hate for some poor native Folkstonian, doomed to live here through ...
So after selling up, putting things in storage, buying a motorhome we find oursleves free but not able to drop out just yet.
We have to sort things out and have a base. We head to Whitstable, it's a lovely seaside resort on the north Kent coast. Aside from the Isle of Sheppey's beaches, its the first bit of accessible beach to swim & sunbathe on from South London. Famous, for its still intact, Oyser beds, which Charles Dickens sampled ...
... then walked back to Upton Park station.
Fortunately, the next train was on the District Line, which passes through Gloucester Road, so it was an easy trip home. I walked back home, and within minutes Mum put dinner in front of me - I highly recommend travelling with your parents!
We're having an early night tonight - tomorrow we're taking the first of our day trips, all the way north to Carlisle, almost on the Scottish border, so it will be an early start.
... in England, so we soon see the right hand turn to Lenham and are shortly in the square at the centre of the village. We now have to locate the cottage at 5 High Street. It’s pretty obvious which is High Street, and almost immediately we locate the property.
The cottage is just a few doors from the village square, beside an estate agent and around the corner from the post office. It’s a three storey former shop ...