I spent some time with my brother and sister in-laws' at the beginning of the week. The bank holiday weekend started grey, but quickly improved.
Sunday we went out on the bikes to Pluckley - the location for the filming of Darling Buds of May - Fitz and Alli were on their e-bikes. They were a challenge to keep up with on just their lowest assist settings. Next time I'll bring my road bike.
This mode of transport, especially for urban travel, need to be subsidised. It would give more people an alternative to driving. So many very short journeys are driven, when they could be walked or ridden. Less motor vehicles, mean less pollution, obesity, general ill health and improved road safety. Other countries are doing more than the UK, and reaping the benefits.
Monday we went for a walk, everyone snapping away. I heard my first cuckoo and marsh frog. Such a hot day, it took me by surprise, I got a little burnt. They have great countryside on their doorstep, so we soon left any hint of an urban environment behind.
Tuesday they had to go back to work so I set out early on my own, covered in sunscreen this time.
Dungeness was a great suggestion by Alli. Komoot took care of the route via mostly quiet lanes especially across the marshes.
|quiet lane on the way to dungeness|
|lighthouse and dungeness power station|
After taking the picture above I started to retrace my journey and noticed a boardwalk leading out across the beach.
|on the boardwalk|
The way back was across the marshes, mile after mile of quiet lanes with beautiful countryside.
|across the marsh|
A very relaxing few days, exactly what I needed.