I have had a truly splendid weekend. I was treated to a day with my sisters on Saturday which we spent at the Spa hotel in Tunbridge Wells. It was so lovely to see them. From there I collected Lara and Harvey and we went to Ramsgate. It was fantastic to wake up there this morning, especially knowing the plan was to have a long walk and the forecast was for sunshine.
We checked the tide times and were on the pavement by 9 am as we wanted to walk round to Broadstairs on the beach, for which we needed low tide. Unfortunately the tide came in fast and very high so we did the cliff top walk instead, which was wonderful.
The sea was very lively today which I love, I find it so exhilarating.
I walked with some delightful company; Keven, Lara and Harvey.
None of us had breakfasted so we stopped in Broadstairs for brunch.
Beans on a jacket potato and black coffee at The Old Curiosity Shop. We then set off for Margate, along the coastal route.
My favourite of all the bays and beaches – Botany Bay.
Finally at Margate. That sky was so blue today. We were very tired so tea and a late lunch were next on the agenda at The Cupcake Cafe in the Old Town in Margate.
There was nothing hearty and animal free so I dove in to cheese on toast. I felt guilty but it was delicious.
After walking about 12 miles we decided we needed cake too. Raspberry and coconut which was very enjoyable if not a bit too sweet.
We all felt quite weary and so got a bus back to Ramsgate.Everyone helped pack up amd that was it, my last trip to Ramsgate for quite a long time (if all goes according to plan). I felt very sad to go as I am very fond of visiting Thanet.
What a wonderful weekend I had. Fantastic company, some pampering, relaxing and a very long walk in the sunshine. I could do it all again.