Coast Part 8 2010
This, the last part of our coastal trip around mainland Britain nearly didn't happen in April (2010) due to weather and the NHS, but we decided to go for it, even though we had only just enough days to do it justice and we would be setting out with a poor weather forecast. Sharing a van with two wet dogs is an acquired taste and one that you need to gently break yourself into and this time they were still damp from their rain-curtailed morning walk.
There were to be two themes on this part of the trip. The first Charles Dickens, with his association with North Kent and the second the Royal Navy with Chatham and Portsmouth (incidentally Portsmouth is where Dickens was born).
As in the previous parts I haven't mentioned here every little seaside village we passed through and so have produced a list as a seperate blog. This also includes the maps and links to the campsites, note the maps don't always show all the smaller roads.