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Day #300 – Ham Sandwich!

Trad: 5 Multi: 1
Walked: 4.4 miles

Still in Kent staying with Julian today, we had some muggle-related business in Margate at lunch time but took the opportunity on the way back to Deal to stop off in Cliffsend, Pegwell Bay to have a little geowalk.

The first find was a Multi, The Vikings Are Coming, themed around the replica Viking lonship, Hugin, which is on permanent display on the cliff top. I collected the numbers while Julian went for a wander around the now-disused hoverport below, which he remembers well from his childhood growing up in the area. He and his friends used to take day trips on the Hovercraft to France like they were getting the bus to Canterbury! And his parents used to do their weekly shopping in Cité Europe as it was quicker, cheaper and easier to pop over there than going to the local big town. How times have changed!

The Vikings Are Coming!
The Vikings Are Coming!

After finding the multi, we went for a little potter to pick up some other nearby trads, including one overlooking a duck pond. I do like a nice duck – and this one was particularly pretty!

Ducks End
Ducks End

Then I persuaded him to drive us past the “Ham Sandwich” sign, which I’ve seen before, but wanted to take a better photograph of. We retired to the nearby pub in Finglesham for a quiet pint. I was idly flicking through nearby caches on my phone when I noticed there was one at the sign which we had missed! (I hadn’t loaded up every cache in Kent onto my GPS, despite what you may assume).

So we detoured again on the way back to Deal to have a root around. It was a tricky blighter, but eventually I spotted it safely lurking in the undergrowth.

Anyone For A Ham Sandwich
Anyone For A Ham Sandwich

I nearly forgot to mention that I’ve now reached the Day 300 milestone – so only 66 days to go for my full year geostreak! How time flies…