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Wednesday, August 29, 2007

I can see civilisation . . .

Among the other delights this weekend was a Bank Holiday Monday stroll from Ramsgate to Broadstairs. Sherpas at the ready, families notified, rugged hiking gear prepared... well ok, we just wandered off. Our first time past the end of the Main Sands, so ever so exciting and adventurous. And lovely. It's amazing how the feeling changes as you go round the corner and Ramsgate disappears from view. Nothing but cliffs, sea and sky, plus the occasional walker and a few interesting bits of geology. And a cave or two.

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beach walking

She-who-must-be-adored likes beaches in general, and decided at first sight that Dumpton Gap was her favourite beach in all the world. Small, friendly, with the two essentials for human (well, hers at least) survival - tea and toilets. And it is really pretty, a proper little haven.

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And then on to Broadstairs, spectacularly busy on the beach and showing what Ramsgate seems to be missing in terms of sheer numbers.

We even walked back, despite my intention to get the bus. I must be weakening... And I'd completely forgotten the sheer fun to be had staring in to a rockpool, no matter how tiny.

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5 comments:

Eastern Esplanade Richard said...

Viking Bay's always like that. But then with the tide in there's very little beach, so it looks busier than it is. And then if you want a swim, you find yourself having to 'go through the motions'.

Ramsgate's miles better - and there's room to fly your kite!

ZumiWeb said...

True, but it is a perfect 'bay' shape which I find very pleasing. Less pleasing were the jetskis launching from the harbour bit and roaring (carefully) out through the swimmers...

Michael Child said...

I was in Broadstairs delivering books about the place to Albion Bookshop yesterday as I am trying to master a camcorder that is pretty much the size of my hand it requires some juggling with reading glasses so I handed over the ordinary camera to my 16 year old pictures at http://www.michaelsbookshop.com/broadstairs/ as you see it is rather humming. Zumi I have also added a picture of the shirt at http://www.michaelsbookshop.com/tdc/michael_child.htm as some people managed to miss it.

ZumiWeb said...

The only people that missed the shirt were the people that were'nt there :-)

Adem said...

I haven't walked along that way for a while..... I'll have to do it soon, and take my camera along too.