Not wanting to waste the unseasonably glorious weather, I bundled Mum into the car and pointed it in the direction of the Kent coast. We hadn’t got too far before a need for coffee and cake arose, but the road to our usual haunt was jammed solid with cars, so instead we diverted to Maidstone and an exceedingly peaceful nature reserve offering the requisite refreshments, plus ponds full of newts and interesting water bugs to entertain us.
We still fancied the coast, so set off again. Dungeness was my target this time, but about a mile away I spotted the entrance to the RSPB reserve and decided to take a look. What a lovely find! There was a thriving visitors centre with a Watchers room overlooking one of the shingle lakes - ideal for Mum while I took a walk visiting some of the hides. We completed the visit with a much welcome ice cream ... I think we’ll be back