26 July, 2008
Whitstable oyster festival was in full swing as I went there but I don't really like slippery things going down my throat live so I didn't participate in the oyster eating competition. Whitstable has an old fashioned look for the discerning visitor, although they'd have to be to tune out the industrial plants round the harbour, used for the processing of oysters. The Church of St Alphege was running a tea shop when we called and a very good tea it was for under a fiver. The weather was perfect and the stalls enjoyable.
The castle at Whitstable was inaccessible due to a private function but the grounds were pleasant. Tankerton lawns gave a fine view out to the Thames estuary where the windmills were turning to generate miniscule amounts of power. Actually they were not turning at all in the stillness of the day. Picture not too clear though.