The Marine Hotel
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... I sent some of my men to shore to scope out the land and retrieve anything valuable. They came back with deer antlers and whale fins, and told me the animal tracks of other wildlife could be seen, as well as broken pieces of the cross. This indicates that other people must have explored these islands before our arrival.
I tried to leave, but a herd of walrus kept me from doing so. We stalked them in hopes that they'd lead us to warmer regions. My crew was only able ...
... of their own, to read it - and I'm glad to say we did stay at a very pleasant hotel which served the best fresh green veg risotto I've ever tasted. There are some good things happening.
But if I had to live here in one of those faded, depressing flats down on the asphalted beach front, I'd be planning my escape route 24/7.
Which brings me to something nice in Folkestone - the little boats in the harbour. One was called Caractacus - a nice link ...
... seafood restaraunt - it is thriving in many ways as seaside resort with out a kiss me quick hat in sight. The Harbour is great, get there at 9am on a Saturday morning for the catch the fisherman can't sell to be sold at rock bottom prices to savvy customers.
We are staying in Tankerton, just off its slopes. It is very peacful with great views of the Thames Estuary, taking in Seasalter, Oare, Shellness and other places on the ...
... and breaks in the castle walls for arrows to be shot through. I can't confirm this is true or not, but I suspect that I even saw openings several stories up that may have been used to pour boiling oil on intruding soldiers. Apparently this castle has never been taken in its 900+ year existence, although the British apparently were forced to retreat from the castle during a battle against the French (of all nations!).
The next part was ...
... origins dating back to the 1700's. Inside it’s really pretty with ancient beams and a tiny flower-filled garden. There are three bedrooms, two baths, kitchen, dining and living rooms. The curving wooden stairs are amazingly steep and we have to navigate them with care. Cecilia, the youngster in the family, takes the top floor bedroom. The cottage provides us with a comfortable, well-equipped base for touring the Heart of Kent.