Sunday, 5 June 2016

Whitstable

Hello

Welcome.

It's time we went to the seaside!

Whitstable in Kent is famous for it's oysters - there is even an Oyster Festival each July.  There are 10 days of fun including a street parade, music, comedy and a food fair. It started back in Norman times as a celebration and thanksgiving for survival at sea and a successful harvest. Have a look at the link for more information and to find out what grotter building using thousands of discarded oyster shells entails!

We decided to visit in November when it was quieter and enjoyed a lovely day walking by the sea and admiring the little alleyways.

















A bit further up the coast are the beach huts of Tankerton, apparently Artist Tracey Emin used to own one. I don't think hers is still there as she sold it to Charles Saatchi for £75,000.




Cheerio

6 comments:

  1. Looks a lovely,seaside town. I enjoyed your photos. Beach huts are very expensive aren't they? Even those not owned by a famous artist:)

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    1. They are, but don't they look so colourful! I could do with one in the garden. :-)

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  2. Oh! This takes me back... I used to live in Herne Bay, just along the coast. Went to Whitstable regularly to the fish market on the harbour. Wonderful. Thanks for sharing Karen. xx

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    1. It's probably better when you live nearby as you can dash over on a nice Winter's day when the crowds are away. x

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  3. We went to Whitstable once, it was at the height of summer and very crowded. I remember the houses along the beach and took a stroll to have a peak, I wonder if Tracey Emin lived there then xx

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    1. I thought she lived in Margate but I suppose it isn't that far away. x

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