So, it didn’t rain every day on my visit to Kent, just most days! That’s fine though, I went with the flow. The rain was warm, there were plenty of cosy, dry coffee shops and I got to relax (sometimes when the sun is shining beautifully I feel a lot of pressure to be out doing something in it for every single moment it’s shining).
Photographically the rain rather pleasingly blended the skies and and the seas together into one flat, watery backdrop – this kind of muted, grey flatness applied as a VSCOcam preset in Lightroom would cost a fortune and I had it all handed to me on a plate, a big watery plate, for free!
My favourite place of all on my visit was Whitstable. It’s a shingly little fishing harbour on the north coast of Kent. It’s famous for Peter Cushing and for oysters. I really wish I liked oysters! Every time I’ve tried them though I’ve wished I hadn’t.
How about you, do you like to slip a raw oyster down your throat, for pleasure?
Whitstable has all the elements I look for in a quaint holiday destination (apart from the oysters): an interesting beach, quirky little seaside houses, cobbled streets, cool boutiquey shops, galleries, plenty of places for cream teas, coffee, gnarly-looking fisher-folk, seagulls, ice-cream, not too many touristy ‘seaside tat’ shops and/or arcades. You get the picture. If not, maybe these will help!
I definitely want to go back – hopefully the sun will be shining next time (although I wont mind too much if it’s not).
Photos taken with Pentax K1000 using (2 years expired) FujiPro 160S film