Monthly Archives: January 2013

40c – Greatstone to Dungeness

As we left Greatstone, two youths trundled onto the beach where it had been exposed by the receding tide.  One of them pulled a home-made cart behind him, consisting of a plastic crate fastened to some pram wheels.  The other carried … Continue reading

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40b – Littlestone to Greatstone

We left Littlestone by way of the dunes which ran alongside the beach.  They acted as something of a windbreak, and the ground was easygoing. Eventually we wanted to be closer to the sea, so we walked onto the wide expanse of … Continue reading

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40a – Littlestone

My wife always likes to have a cup of coffee before we leave home and drive down to the coast.  Given that the journey time is currently two hours, and given that coffee is a diuretic, my wife’s morning drink generally … Continue reading

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The Coastal Path in Cologne – The Rhine Part 4

The home leg of our walk along the Rhine took us to Hohenzollernbrücke, which is said to be the most heavily used bridge in all of Germany.  It was once a rail and traffic bridge, but was destroyed in the Second … Continue reading

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The Coastal Path in Cologne – The Rhine Part 3

The Zoobrücke, literally “Zoo Bridge” is so called because it lies just to the south of Cologne’s zoo.  We weren’t going to the zoo today.  Instead we went to Skulpturenpark which was right next to the bridge.  It had a cafe, and we … Continue reading

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The Coastal Path in Cologne – The Rhine Part 2

Walking up the east bank of the Rhine, we enjoyed good views across the swollen river towards the centre of Cologne.  The cathedral dominated the skyline in the distance.  The Rhine itself was flooded, to the extent that the water’s … Continue reading

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The Coastal Path in Cologne – The Rhine Part 1

There is no coast in Cologne, but there is the Rhine river, running right through the middle of the city.  We decided to do a circular route.  We would set off south along the west bank, crossing the river at Südbrücke.  We … Continue reading

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