A weekend on the Kent coast; Folkstone festival and amazing B&B in Hythe

You might have gathered that weekends out of town are popular around here.. :) And with the super hot weather, nowhere is better than by (or in!) the sea…

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We took the train down to Folkestone to visit friends, and saw Raft and Trawler races as part of the Folkestone Festival… there was a lady walking around with a giant Eagle Owl on her arm which was very disconcerting as its eyes looked just like the glass ones that teddys have…

We walked through a dilapidated fairground….

… wandered around the Lower Leas Coastal Park, climbed the zigzag steps and went along the Leas to The Metropole…

… where there was a private view in the art space, and we had ‘generous’ scones for tea at The Grand…

We then cycled over the Hythe to stay in a B&B for the night… [2016: edited to add; wish I could remember its name it looks gorgeous! ]

…only about a tablespoonful of rain fell that evening, but when it did it made a beautiful rainbow over the sea…

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On Sunday we took the tiny train to Dungeness, went up the old lighthouse…..

…walked across the pebbles to Derek Jarman’s garden and marvelled at the impossible landscape…

It was a lovely weekend… :)

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