Today's run out was a tale of two gravel strewn parking areas/lots.
We'd been out in the morning in the car to see the poppy art installation at Shoeburyness. When I say "we" I mean Claire, Reggie and me.
After lunch I hauled Pepé out of the garage and headed to the bank in Hythe to get some cash. Man can't live by credit card alone.
Then I thought of a great photo op. A tribute to British engineering. My Rocket and the WW2 fighter aircraft at the Battle of Britain Memorial at Capel le Ferne.
Turning off the paved roadway entrance onto three or even four inches of grey gravel chips is not to be laughed at. Maybe on a cycle but not on a 700lb heavyweight cruiser. Jesus that was scary as the bars went straight to left lock. Luckily I got a foot down!!!
I took a picture (and not the one I wanted) and left. It's a great cause but that's my lot. I am never going back.
From there I went to the White Cliffs. The car park here is a little light gravel over a hard surface like tarmac. Shitty getting in where you have to go up about six feet and hairpin into the lower parking. The other tiers are cinder or grass.
At least here to café was open. New outdoor seating and a good tasting tea....
In all I was only out a little over two hours but bid get to put some miles on the clock.
|Deep gravel, not deep joy.|