By FergInCasentino


I flipped my blip.

The early sun with a Norwesterly soon disappeared behind a veil of cloud. Before it disappeared I took a picture of the Dexter cows - seven in all - that are back on the headland doing scrub and long grass clearing duty.

We later went to Pegwell Bay - featured on Winterwatch this week - but the tide was way out. We saw a few Redshanks and Curlew and Lapwings further out on the mudflats.

We pushed on to Birchington on the Isle of Thanet - past the huge greenhouses of the Planet Thanet tomato works. Unusually early we strayed down to the sea front that faces north towards the Thames Estuary. Further west than Turner's haunt at Margate the light even on this dull and cold day was interesting across the wave cut platform of chalk.

We went to Wade and Sara's who put on a great Burns' lunch with smoked salmon, haggis, neeps and a single malt. 

The Principal guided us back south over drained marshes of the Stour as the light faded.

More at the blog.

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