Folkestone and Canterbury

It was time to get back down to the coast to Folkestone where we would be based for a couple of weeks. We spent the time exploring the town, and taking a trip on the Romney, Hythe & Dymchurch Railway which ended up in a bleak and windswept Dungeness; it satisfied the inner trainspotter in me nonetheless. Another day took us for a spot of fishing at Sandwich Bay however no monsters were landed on this occasion, just a few small pollock and the odd plaice.

Folkestone harbour is currently undergoing massive development with plenty planned for the seafront: It seems to be a great place for investment so checking out some real estate was also on the agenda during our time here. Samphire Hoe is a nature reserve popular with the twitchers; it made for a great afternoon stroll below the chalk cliffs, the weather gods had been kind to us so far.

After a trip to a local wildlife park we stopped at Canterbury to wander around the old town and marvel at the historical buildings dating back to the fifteenth century.