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This is it! I've given up work -retired from the rat race and am about to start on a 10 year adventure, doing all those things I've been meaning to do but never had the time to do them. I've offloaded my responsibilities and it is now my time. So follow my adventures and see whether I actually manage anything!



Wednesday, 17 September 2014

Windsurfing at Whitstable Bay.













This is Whitstable Bay off the Kent coast which is just an hour's drive from London. So when I knew C, a fellow blogger from Minnesota wanted to see a fishing village, not too far from London, this was the obvious choice. The sun was shining as we strolled along the coastal path listening to the screeching of the seagulls.



The tide was out and being a pebble beach there were not that many children playing although these two had braved the cold waters and been in for a paddle.






















There was lots of activity out on the water with the sailing dinghies and the windsurfers.
I loved watching this surfer skimming across the water. But it was also fun watching the beginner.






Ready









Steady



Almost





Whitstable is also famous for its oysters





Did we or didn't we?






















Well, I couldn't let a visitor not try the local delicacy now could I?

























Followed, of course by fish and chips!

10 comments:

  1. Looks like a successful excursion. Yeah!

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  2. That was such a fun day, and the best fish & chips ever! I could eat them every day. Maybe not the oysters, though. Now you need to come to Minnesota and try walleye right out of the lake and into the frying pan.

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  3. A great meeting and a great visit to the coast. Oysters, I don't think I will ever eat them....

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  4. Wow, it is very nice to see you together. Blogging is a great opportunity to make new friends.

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  5. The fish and chips look great! Fun to show a visitor some of your favorite places.

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  6. I thought maybe YOU were going windsurfing, but no, you are sensibly having a wonderful repast. :-)

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  7. The allure of the beach and gifts from the sea………..and English Fish and chips! It sounds as if you had a wonderful day.( I can't wait to retire from full time employment.) Warm regards

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  8. Slightly alarming headline. I didn't recall windsurfing being on your bucket list. I love oysters, at least half a dozen, preferably more.

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  9. Would have loved to join you for fish and chips ! I used to love oysters but one day I ate a bad one and was so sick ! Ever since I don't like them anymore !

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