Thursday, 28 April 2011

Whitstable!

Last weekend (Easter Bank Holiday) H2B and I went to Whitstable for a long, relaxing romantic weekend!  We rented a cottage just set back from the harbour... we found the cottage on http://www.ownersdirect.co.uk/ - great for UK breaks, and worldiwde!
Thankfully Whitstable is only just over an hour outside London by train and we arrived in the lovely sunshine Friday afternoon.

On our first day we took a stroll around the high street and shops,Whitstable has lots of small unique shops which is great.  Whitstable is also the place for Oysters... and has several lovely fish restaurants.  In the evening we sat on the beach with a couple of beers and some fish and chips and watched the sunset.

Day two we walked from Whitstable to Seaslatter along the coast watching the tide come back in... and it goes some distance out!  Then in the evening we went to the beach and had a BBQ as the sun went down.

On our final full day we went up to the Harbour and watch some local music (which appears to be daily) then wondered back to the beach and enjoyed a few ciders at the Neptune pub until we caught the sun and decided it was getting  little chilly and returned to the cottage.

Whitstable Beach





Easter Sunny Day Boiled Eggs (with home made egg cups)

Whitstable's Royal Wedding Couple

Royal Wedding is getting everywhere...

Sailing anyone?


Whistable Wedding: http://joannabrownphotography.com/lobster-pots-paddling-beach-huts-abby-julian-get-married/
Whitstable according to Wiki:

Whitstable (pronounced /ˈwɪtstəbəl/, locally [ˈwɪʔstəbl]) is a seaside town in northeast Kent, southeast England. It is approximately 8 kilometres (5 mi) north of the city of Canterbury and approximately 3 kilometres (2 mi) west of the seaside town of Herne Bay. It is part of the City of Canterbury district and has a population of about 30,000.
Whitstable is famous for its oysters, which have been collected in the area since at least Roman times. The town itself dates back to before the writing of the Domesday Book. Whitstable's distinctive character is popular with tourists, and its maritime heritage is celebrated with the annual oyster festival. Freshly caught shellfish are available throughout the year at several seafood restaurants and pubs in the town.
In 1830 one of the earliest passenger railway services was opened by the Canterbury and Whitstable Railway Company, and in 1832 the company opened Whitstable harbour and extended the line to enable passage to London from the port. The railway has since closed but the harbour still plays an important role in the town's economy.

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