Sunday, September 14, 2014

Sunday by the Sea


By the sea, by the sea, by the beautiful sea . . .


at Whitstable, an old fishing village on the English Channel.








Oysters are harvested here, so of course one must eat oysters!

















And here's proof that I did!










I spent the last two wonderful days with Marie, fellow blogger and now dear friend, being shown around London's lesser known sites and the Kent countryside. (Marie is the one in the photo wearing the chips 'round her head, not the one in the yellow oilskins.)









We had a fine bimble on the coast path, then up to a castle and round a garden. It was a brilliant day and I'm chuffed as can be (and also knackered).

Cheerio, mates!



  1. Cynthia, I am glad you have had a great time. The sea I love it but I live 600 km from the Baltic Sea. You are a brave girl, really. I am proud of you. Love from Poland.

  2. I used to live in Kent as well. There are some stunning places there but I'm sure "The one with chips round her head" is going to point them out to you lol

  3. Sounds like you're having a great time. Also sounds like you have some wonderful blogging friends over in Jolly Old England.

  4. Dearest Knackered
    I'm rather pleased to note (ie chuffed) that a retired teacher from Minnesota uses such a phase as it has been one of my lifelong favourites that sometimes raises eyebrows! How lovely to see you having a blast in my old neck of the woods, well I'm not exactly a Kent girl more an Oxon lass... but I do know a nice British summer day when I see one! Nice to meet Marie too, looking very fetching in her gorgeous chip bonnet :)
    Enjoy the rest of your trip.
    Wren x

  5. Oysters in an English seaside village sounds like heaven to me. How lovely to have a local show you around. Looking forward to your next post.

  6. Looks like an oyster paradise - how I can dispose of fresh sea oysters - a regular
    swallowing machine!!!
    Prices a bit on the steep side, but on reflection the same as here!!!
    "One" (love that Pommy phrase/word when speaking) would love to
    see more sand and less pebbles on that "Beach".
    Seaside it is, beach it ain't!
    Great to see/read no inclement weather, "Hughie" must find you
    to be the flavour of the holiday season!!!
    Great posts - keep them coming.
    Aussie "Col".

  7. Sounds like you are having a wonderful time!

  8. Those oysters are huge. It must have been fun meeting Marie, one of my blogger friends too. Knackered from enjoying yourself is a good way to be.

  9. I can't even imagine traveling to all those places. I enjoy your posts!

  10. There's nothing like seeing the 'really good stuff' that locals are aware of!!! Enjoy your days!!

  11. Ewww, can't east oysters. The men in my family all love them, but the girls not so much. I guess we just didn't grow up with them. Sure glad you enjoy them, and I'll bet they are best fresh.

  12. Oh what fun! Ummm... jellied eels? Hmmmm...

  13. How wonderful to have a fellow blogger show you all the local spots. Have a great time.

  14. Nice to meet a fellow blogger to show you around. I never have eaten oysters and I don't think I will ever do....

  15. Oh I love oysters....used to get my own when I went to the beach years ago...