Easter hols 2015: Kent and East Sussex- Part 2, Canterbury to Whitstable

Bluebell the motorhome is still parked up on New Dover Rd P&R- we had a wonderfully quiet night last night and would really recommend you pay this place a visit!

  

Today we’ve done a massive bike ride- from our pitch here at the park and ride to Whitstable and back, a return journey of 20 miles, many of those up a gradual ascent!! Having said that, we have thoroughly enjoyed it, although I have no doubt we will be hobbling around tomorrow!! 

We cycled to the other side of Canterbury (nr to Canterbury West train station) where we picked up the old disused railway line, now turned into cycle and foot path. It was a massive hill out of Canterbury but it is totally off road and you go through the campus of Kent Uni, which looks a lovely place to study by the way.

The Crab and Winkle Way is a lovely off road route that take you past ancient vineyards, through some pretty woodland and then down into the very picturesque bay of Whitstable.  

      

We loved Whitstable, it reminded us of Aldborough and Southwold on the Suffolk coast. There is a lovely pretty working harbour andromeda nice shops and a handful of pubs to explore.  

  

  

  

  

  

  

 

  

As you walk around the harbour there are lots of stalls selling fresh oysters straight off the boats- sadly neither Keith or I are fans of uncooked oysters otherwise we definitely would have purchased some!  

   

There was an interesting looking fish market/ restaurant though which we eyed up for some fresh mussels for tea, and cod and chips to get us back to Canterbury, washed down with some local ale! We sat outside in the terrace overlooking the harbour. What a fab location! 

           

Seeing as it took us about 2 hrs to get to Whitstable from the motorhome we decided to set back about 3pm, stopping briefly at Tescos to get a French baguette to accompany our mussels for tea! 

The journey out of Whitstable was HARD! About 2 miles uphill!! But then as we aprrocahed Canterbury it became 2 miles downhill so it cancelled it out I suppose!

All in all a Brill day, and cannot wait to eat our mussels later! 

Until next time 

Lx