I have just returned from one of my frequent sojourns to Kent and today I have been having a nice chill out day to recover.

For the weekend I scheduled a busy itinerary so that I wouldn’t be dragged off shopping.  I am not really a fan of shopping but when I do go shopping I prefer to go alone and browse at my own pace.

So where did I visit?  Well I had a day in London visiting Kensington Palace and gardens followed by a visit to the V&A and a brief visit to Foyles.   Yes I know the latter is a shop but bookshops don’t count as shopping ;-)   In all, I managed to walk over eight and a half miles, no wonder my feet were aching.  By the time I had done all of that the meal in the Spaghetti House was more than welcome.

The next day I visited Dover and most importantly, the castle to see the tower which has recently had a refit to show castle life as it would have been during the reign of Henry II.  There wasn’t so much walking this time, although there were a lot of hills and stairs to negotiate.  For some strange reason they gave me was in French!

I didn’t quite manage a shopping free weekend.  I was encouraged to visit the Bedouin encampment just before leaving for home.

This bridge is a familiar sight along the journey, the sky looks rather different from last time I took a photograph there.

Queen Elizabeth Bridge

11 Comments CherryPie on Feb 8th 2010

11 Responses to “The Wanderer Returns”

  1. A very pleasant time had by all I hope!

  2. Ellee says:

    I do not like driving over this bridge, or the one in Hull. I get butterflies in my tummy.

    • CherryPie says:

      I think I must have been too busy trying to get some photos to notice. I have never crossed the bridge in Hull so I am not sure what that is like.

  3. Claudia says:

    Foyles Bookstore and Spaghetti House… I’m a bit of a coward but I might risk crossing the bridge (on foot) for those two outings!

  4. mutley says:

    My dear old mum and dad were at Dover castle on Sunday. I live – ahem – a short distance away…

  5. jameshigham says:

    Bedouin encampment? You do get around all right.

    • CherryPie says:

      When I post the picture (soon) you will see what I mean :-) I was hoping the link would have a photo of it, but for some strange reason it didn’t!

  6. [...] the stowaway making sure he didn’t get left behind after my recent visit to Kent.