When the sun is shining in England and spring is at the door, you need to get the most of it! The forecast for last Saturday was 19 degrees and sunny, not that you can trust English weather, but hey you’ve got to cope with it, so we planned a day trip out of London. We took a train to Canterbury, best arriving at Canterbury west station, with our bikes and we cycled for 12km in the nature along the Crab & Winkle Cycle Route https://explorekent.org/
The route is easy, although there are few steep hills, but not too bad. It is so nice to be surrounded by nature when you live in the busy London.
Whitstable is a nice little town by the sea, it is famous for oysters, but since we don’t like them we had a typical English meal, fish and chips and prawns and chips, nothing fancy but it’s always nice to have food by the sea. Afterwards we went for a stroll by the beach where little colourful cabins facing the shore are making the experience more curious. Then up on the hill to visit the Whitstable castle and then back down for a very good coffee (a rarity in the uk) at The Bubble Cafe with its friendly stuff and a pretty nice view. With one hour left before catching the train back to London we couldn’t miss a pit stop at the Twelve Taps a nice small pub with beer garden with 12 taps of course serving very good craft beers. Not a fan of beers as we are? Don’t worry their gin selection is pretty impressive. Time to go back now with a pleasant relaxed feeling from a nice day out. Ciao