Sunday, 9 April 2017

A walk through Kent's history ( and orchards)

I have several blogposts half writtten - on Rauschenberg and  Hockney exhibitions  at the Tate;  ' Entangled Threads at Turner Contemporary and the final class of Contemporary Drawing Sketchbook  , not to mention a heap of chores around the house outstanding. But the sunshine beckoned and we needed some more practice walks in preparation for Greece  so we headed off by bus to Boughton to follow the trail of the Peasant's Last Revolt.  

In the churchyard at Hernhill are buried the local labourers who lost their lives at the battle of Bossenden Wood. Along the way we had a closer glimpse of orchards in blossom and the bright acid yellow of field of oil-seed rape  we've been admiring from the train  along with ranks  of  weirdly shaped trees.

After lunch at the 'Dove' in Dargate( practicing  for Taverna lunches...)   we stopped at marked viewpoints for  spectacular if misty views before heading  into Blean Woods with masses of violets and wood anenomes.  Look forward to coming back at bluebell time.

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