Back to London

Today is our last day in Broadstairs on this trip. We have to leave the apartment by 11 am so there’s no rush. We breakfasted, packed our bags and cleared the apartment. We could then sit and rest until it was time to leave.

A last look around
A last look around

We left the apartment at 10 am and climbed the hill to Costa where we are meeting a friend. Our train is scheduled to leave at 15:25, assuming that yesterday’s rail strike has not left the network in disarray.

Viking Bay - a last look
Viking Bay – a last look

On the way up Harbour Street, we stopped for a last look at Viking Bay.

Costa
Costa

At Costa, our usual corner was occupied but we found a table where we could wait for our friend.

Prezzo
Prezzo

After spending time in Costa with said friend, we all went down the road to Prezzo where we had lunch.

Pierremont Park
Pierremont Park

Having parted from our friend, we started up the hill of the High Street which is even more hilly when you are dragging a suitcase!

Pierremont Park
Pierremont Park

As we had nearly two hours before the departure of our train, we broke our journey in Pierremont Park. The morning had been cloudy but the sun had now come out and sitting in the park was pleasant.

Moth Photo by Tigger
Moth
Photo by Tigger

Tigger spotted and photographed this dusky moth.

Collared Dove Photo by Tigger
Collared Dove
Photo by Tigger

A Collared Dove came by but was frightened away by passers-by

Broadstairs Station
Broadstairs Station

After this pleasant interlude, we continued on and reached the station. We were still early, though, so…

Beano Cafe
Beano Cafe

…we crossed the road to a Beano Cafe where we had tea.

Broadstairs Station
Broadstairs Station

In due course we crossed the road back to the station and platform 1 where our train should arrive.

Aboard the HS1
Aboard the HS1

We were happy to fing that our train was running according to the timetable. It arrived on time and we went aboard. Goodbye, Broadstairs. Here’s to our next visit.

Hurrying through the countryside Photo by Tigger
Hurrying through the countryside
Photo by Tigger

Off we go, hurrying through the countryside, heading for London.

Crossing the Medway Photo by Tigger
Crossing the Medway
Photo by Tigger

We crossed the Medway, leaving the county of Kent behind us.

Arriving
Arriving

We arrived at St Pancras and…

EL & N Photo by Tigger
EL & N
Photo by Tigger

…went to EL & N for a last coffee. The Eurostar queue was as long and dense as ever, winding past the windows.

Aboard the 214 Photo by Tigger
Aboard the 214
Photo by Tigger

We then made our way through the crowds to the station exit in Midland Road and after a short wait, boarded a 214 bus for home, bringing our Broadstairs trip to an end. We do at least still have the weekend to enjoy before returning once more to the workaday world.

About SilverTiger

I live in Islington with my partner, "Tigger". I blog about our life and our travels, using my own photos for illustration.
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