Sunday, 30 November 2008

Doggy Paddle!

While I was out walking along the seafront on a chilly day, I spotted this cute dog who had decided to take a dip in the water and have a swim. He obviously didn't find the the cold November weather a deterent!

Friday, 28 November 2008

Herne Bay Court

This is the entrance to the Christian Centre, it was open for at least 25 years and was used for Holidays and Conferences.
At the moment it stands empty waiting for someone to buy it!

Thursday, 27 November 2008

A Doctor, who liked a drink or two, once owned the building. He was barred from every hostelry in the area, so he applied to his friend, the magistrate for a license and the Bun Penny has been a licensed premises ever since. There is a ghost, of a woman, it could be his wife or one of his patients! She sits on the stairs in the saloon bar and regularly takes a walk around the pub and garden. The Bun Penny is a large Victorian building with wonderful views of the sea from the bar and the restaurant.

Wednesday, 26 November 2008

Fishing!

Fishing seems to be very popular in Herne Bay, but it would appear you have to be very patient, at least the weather was nice........

Tuesday, 25 November 2008

One Little Duck.....

Went swimming one day..... Not sure where his friends were hiding out tho!
This little fella can be found swimming around the pond in the Herne Bay Memorial Park.

Monday, 24 November 2008

Bench with a view......

This looks like a nice place to take a rest, and admire the view, it is located at the top of the Downs and overlooks the sea!

Sunday, 23 November 2008

Turbines

From the beach in Herne Bay you will see a collection of Wind Turbines.... I'm not really sure where they are... are they in Herne Bay, Whitstable or further a field... Guess I should research that one!
Anyway with my trusty zoom on a clear day, here is the result of one of the many Turbines waving at us in the distance.

Saturday, 22 November 2008

Thatched Cottage

This cottage looks as if it should be on a chocolate box, but it is situated on the cliff top between Beltinge and Herne Bay, and has a lovely view out to sea

Friday, 21 November 2008

Cogs

When out taking photographs I try not to miss an opportunity to crop in close to my subject... I love this photograph of the cogs of a piece of rusting machinery.
This photograph was taken along the beach at Hampton.

Thursday, 20 November 2008

Toadstools

Are these Toadstools or Mushrooms, they were growing at the base of a tree in Beltinge.
Maybe someone can tell me?

Wednesday, 19 November 2008

Caution....

Climbing on rocks can be dangerous! Like that isn't obvious! =0)
These rocks are located in Reculver adjacent to the carpark that leads to Reculver Ruins... I have to confess that the desire to climb on these rocks is more than a little tempting! I do wonder if this sign actually deters people from climbing!

Tuesday, 18 November 2008

Bartholomew Hall

Batholomew Hall is next to Batholomew Church.
Such a shame that the Hall is looking like this, the Brownies and Scouts used to meet here, and there was a pre-school here for a long time but it has been closed for at least five years to my knowledge, I wonder what will become of it?

Monday, 17 November 2008

It's A Dawg!!

How cute is this little fella....
Now I am a big lover of dogs and seeing a little chap like this bounding along the footpath beside the beach huts in Hampton only leaves me smiling! However I am always curious as to whether it is OK to have your dog off the lead.... After all, not everyone loves animals and some people are scared of dogs... no matter how small or cute they may look!

Sunday, 16 November 2008

National Coastwatch Institution

Today on my walk around Herne Bay I came upon a building on the sea front that I had not noticed before. Whilst taking photos I was spotted by these two gentlemen and invited up to have a look round.
Each station is responsible for its own funding, providing equipment, maintenance of the building and the training of watchkeepers.
As well as keeping a visual lookout watchkeepers are able to give up to the minute information about local weather conditions before yachtsmen, fishermen etc, leave the harbour.
All staff are volunteers and the National Coastwatch Institution was founded in 1994 after two Cornish fishermen lost their lives below the recently closed coastguard lookout at Bass Point, and a group of local people decided to set it up to restore visual watch along the UK coast.
To find out more visit www.nci.org.uk .

It's a shame that they have only until 2010 in their present building as it has been bought by a private buyer, hopefully they will find another building nearby!

Saturday, 15 November 2008

Walking In The Rain...

As much as Autumn is my favorite season, the volume of rain we have been experiencing is too much to bear!

Friday, 14 November 2008

Fancy House!

This house used to be Smeed's sign shop and is just of Mortimer Street, if you fancy a look!

Thursday, 13 November 2008

Credit Crunch

With the ever gloomy credit crunch it must be a nightmare trying to sell a house, but more than that, having to pay some dodgy estate agent huge amounts of cash...

Well, it looks like this seller has got it right...
If in doubt...
DO IT YOURSELF!

Wednesday, 12 November 2008

Kings Hall

This is the Kings Hall which has two entrances because it is built into a large hill, this entrance is from the roof of the building. In the Kings hall many events are held ranging from craft fairs to music events.

Tuesday, 11 November 2008

Colourful Trees

I love the colours of the leaves this time of year, they look so vibrant its a shame they will soon be gone and the trees will be bare, I spotted these in the Memorial Park.

Monday, 10 November 2008

WARNING - Slippery When Wet....

It would appear Herne Bay prides itself in having signs for everything!

Sunday, 9 November 2008

Herne Bay war Memorial!

Remembrance Sunday is the day traditionally put aside to remember all those who have given their lives for the peace and freedom we enjoy today. On this day people across the nation pause to reflect on the sacrifices made by our brave Service men and women.
This year's memorial took on extra significance, marking the 90th anniversary of the end of the First World War and the 25th anniversary of the Falklands War.

Saturday, 8 November 2008

Bingo!


If you fancy a game of Bingo then this could be the place for you.....
The Connaught Bingo Club is situated on the sea front over looking the Bandstand, it celebrated its 40th anniversary last year.

Friday, 7 November 2008

Heron Angling Society Club House

Heron Angling Society is a small friendly angling club based at 'the red shelter', West Beach, Herne Bay.

Thursday, 6 November 2008

Herne Bay Bowling Club!

Herne Bay Bowling Club is situated in the town's Memorial Park and is approximately 400 yards from the railway station and 500 yards from the sea front. The club was founded in 1926 and hosts several Open Tournaments throughout the season. During the close season, short mat bowls is played in the clubhouse.

Wednesday, 5 November 2008

Central Bandstand

This is the front entrance to The Central Bandstand, it was built in 1924 and was refurbished in the 1990's after years of disrepair and being closed to the public.

Tuesday, 4 November 2008

View From A Lonely Beach Hut....

Beach Huts can be found in various locations around Herne Bay and the surrounding areas... But this hut sits alongside many others on the main sea front in the bay....
Trying to get the perfect photograph remains a challenge!

Monday, 3 November 2008

to the sea

This is the Hampton boat runway, which helps the boats get into the sea. My advice: don't stand on it, it's very slippery!

Sunday, 2 November 2008

Red Phone Box

This is a traditional red phone box, and it is situated in Beltinge, it is one of a few left around the area.
It's a shame they are under threat as BT has drawn up a list of payphones which are no longer profitable because of decline usage due to the growth of the mobile phones.

Nationally 31,000 payphones have been removed since 2002.

Now BT is giving Kent councils the option to ‘adopt’ a red telephone box if they want to keep it for heritage or aesthetic reasons.

They have until November 1st to do so.

Hopefully this one will be saved!

Saturday, 1 November 2008

Theme Day - Books

I spend quite a bit of my time reading, and up until very recently these are a few of the books I have had my head in..... Why??? Because I have spent the last 2 years studying for an M.A. in Early Childhood Education!
And now, I am celebrating having just found out I have passed... My final piece (Dissertation) was a small research project on the subject of 'War Play'.... Hence the subject matter above!

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