Following on from my little taster post here, I thought I would show you the rest of our rather surreal trip to Dungeness – a very flat, barren and almost desert-like town on the very tip of the Kent coast. I had heard it has an eerie, picturesque quality which would be perfect for walking and taking pictures (it also has not 1 but 2 lighthouses)! As luck would have it, the sun shone for one of the very first times this year on the day we visited, so we bundled up tightly and spent the day wondering amongst the ruins of old broken boats, fishing paraphernalia, machinery and driftwood. We then hit [apparently the one and only] pub in Dungeness for fish and chips. It was like one of those comedic western movie scenes where you walk in to the bar, and everyone turns around gives you the stink eye. I should point out that it wasn’t hostile or anything, you could just spot us 2 townies amongst the hardened locals. All in all, a very weird day.
P.S – to add further to the weirdness, there is a huge nuclear power station which borders the town on one side and just in front of it, there is a miniature train that takes you around the little town. Yip, it got quainter by the second.
All images via Wishful Thinking