So what exciting expedition did we undertake today? I am sorry to say it was not one of our most interesting. Before reading on, you might like to try to guess where this photo was taken (without looking at the mouse-over title 😉 ).
OK, so you cheated and saw that it was Herne Bay. We had to go down there today on family business. We spent the morning on that but at least achieved another goal. We commissioned Tigger’s brother, who builds and installs computer systems, to build us a spanking new PC with all the trimmings. Woo!
We also had a very good lunch at the Punch Tavern1 on Calcott Hill, after which we were driven to Herne Bay station, where we intended to take the bus to Margate for an afternoon’s exploration. As we have hitherto gone to Margate to see family, we thought it might be good to go on a more leisurely visit.
Unfortunately, there is only one bus an hour (number 36) and we would have had to wait almost as long as that, having just missed one. It was a cold, damp day so we gave up and went for a quick stroll around Herne Bay instead. We stopped off for hot chocolate in a pub housed in the building with turrets in the photo. I don’t remember its name. There were several TV screens showing football with the sound turned up so loud that it was painful and I switched my hearing aids to the T-loop setting to dull the ambient sound.
We then had a stroll around the local shops and found a very interesting secondhand cum antiques emporium containing some fascinating items. Unfortunately, I failed to retain the name. (Tigger thinks it may be called Bugsy’s – can any Hernian confirm this?)
After this, the most sensible recourse seemed to be to head back to the station. We did so and were rewarded with a train to Victoria within 4 minutes. Both of us dozed off during the journey.
Not the most scintillating of expeditions, perhaps, but there are worse ways of passing a dull Saturday so I am content enough.
1Punch Tavern, Calcott Hill, Canterbury, Kent, CT3 4ND, Tel: 01227 710474.