All pictures taken: Ramsgate, Kent, England.
Date: July 11-12, 2009.
Camera: Panasonic DMC-TZ3.
I was whisked away on a surprise (early birthday) trip to Ramsgate in Kent on Saturday morning, a two-hour train journey out of London. The only thing I'd been told was to pack an overnight bag, but I clocked the destination as we approached the train labelled "Dover & Ramsgate" waiting for us at Victoria Rail Station.
I've been eager to visit Ramsgate for years, ever since we saw one of those property shows on TV where a young couple upped sticks from London to live there. I remember them walking around the harbour and thinking, wow, that looks quite nice.
In person the impression was pretty accurate. The harbour, filled with all manner of leisure craft, is lovely. It's apparently one of the largest on the English south coast. It runs cross-channel ferries too, so if you fancy a quick trip to Belgium it's all possible from Ramsgate.
We spent quite a bit of time admiring the marina -- on foot and through the window of the lovely hotel where we spent Saturday night -- before heading further afield... but more about that in another post.