We walked for miles yesterday! It was a warm breezy day – the perfect conditions for ambling along The Royal Military Canal. The waterway was dug between 1804 to 1809 and stretches from Shorncliffe in Kent to Cliff End in East Sussex, just a hop, skip and a jump from our home. It was dug to deter Napoleon should his troops ever make it across the channel. But I understand from A tour along the Sussex Coast (Snake River Press) that it was more effective for transporting contraband!
Today it is the perfect Sunday walk to spot all kinds of wildlife and wild flowers. Six children, four adults and buggy in tow we spotted Grey Heron, majestic swans and hundreds of butterflies (that have apparently flown all the way from Morocco). The bulrushes with their deep brown spiky flowers swished in the breezes sweeping in from the sea.
Jamie – my little one – stopped to admire and inspect all in minute detail. Needless to say it took hours… Our reward? Fish and chips at The Smuggler’s Inn at Pett Level. Perfect!
Big skies and vast plains...
These cows were just beautiful - look at their amazing colours
The only way to travel
Have you got a favourite walk? I’d love to hear about it…
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