In the distance the cranes of Medway Port and the chimneys of Kingsnorth Power station are a reminder of how close one is to the overpopulation of the South East of London.
As I entered the Medway Towns I took a short break with Steve my brother who works for Agregate Industries at Chstham docks
I still don't have the teqnique for discrete use of the selfie stick, but I can crop photos.
Too short a time later and I'm on my way to Thanet. I thought that the traditional Hop field was gone from Kent, and certainly they are far from the ubiquitous crop evident in my youth but I did see one
In Margate I was surprised to see absolutely no sighn of the regeneration of Dreamland as described at www.dreamland.co.uk the site talks about an opening party in June 2015. All I can say is they will have to get a move on. It looks like s derelict site to me.
Dreamland was one of the original leisure parks, the Blackppol pleasure beach of the Soith East. When I was a child it was considered to be the place to go or to avoid, depending on your view of lout entertainment.
My continuing search for compromise with TomTom led me inland a little before dropping into Dover from the White Cliffs. If you look hard you can see Calais behind the Trophy.
It's less than s week to the general election. I have seen some evidence, mainly large posters of well scrubbed Tory candidates in the fields of natural landowning supporters. In Thanet there were a few prominent UKIP posters but not as many as I expected given the prominence their leader, who is standing there, gets in the media.
I am staying in the Pier Hotel Eastbourne tonight. A formerly grand establishment right opposite the pier. It's grandeur has passed and it needs a refit, but the bed feels comfortable and the view over the sea is lovely. I have had to leave the bike in the road so I have some anxieties about its security but it's well locked and resting on its stand...