ROAD TRIP 2014 | BOURNEMOUTH, WHITSTABLE, CANTERBURY (UNITED KINGDOM)










It was summer (2014), we had a spontaneous road trip to the countrysides which was surprisingly interesting! Our first stop was Bournemouth, a large coastal resort town on the south coast of England. With breathtaking sceneries and sparkling sea, the dynamic well-travelled town of Bournemouth has it all – a massive range of shops, restaurants and holiday accommodation, seaside hotels and graded B&Bs.

Bournemouth is also being recognised worldwide for its free festivals and events throughout the entire year! Surely they aren’t to be missed so, gather a bunch of friends or take the whole family along to one of the town’s class events!
It was a very warm day but we decided to have fish and chips for lunch (of course!) Still can’t beat Scarborough’s famous fish and chips though. Beach walking in Bournemouth was good fun and there are over two hundred & fifty colourful beach huts available for weekly, daily and period hire! We’ve managed to capture some stunning views as we strode down the seashore. 
Undecided where to go next, as we drove down the road we spotted a sandy coastline exposing a bulky rock formation and stayed there for an hour videoing and taking pictures.
When we got back to the car we were contemplating whether it’s time to head back or explore the nearest neighbouring town. Anyway, we ended up in Poole which is a large coastal town and seaport in the county of Dorset. We enjoyed peering into the houses of the rich and famous at the same time hopelessly wishing we live in the area, offering lovely sea views and luxury apartments.

As we drove along the town, we pulled up in front of the seaside and we sat on a bench that was near. At that point, we started to appreciate every angle of the astonishing seascape not to mention the glorious sunset we had witnessed. Sometimes we don’t realise just how blessed we are. 
Just as we had agreed, we headed back to London and left our souls in Poole. The next morning we were on the road to Kent, a county in South East England and one of the home counties. It borders Greater London to the north west. Our first stop was the fishing and harbour town of Whitstable. Its conventional charms, well-built arts culture and prolific maritime history complement to Whitstable’s modern appeal.
We took advantage of the nice weather and we were enjoying a pleasant walk around the harbour area. We were taking pictures round-the-clock! There were interesting shops and further down the road you can get a glimpse of the sailing boats anchored in the harbour, wobbling in the waves.
We set off for Canterbury before the nightfall. We stayed at my sister-in-law’s free space she was renting at that time. We were completely washed-out so we decided to hit the sack earlyish for another long and busy day ahead of us. We were fired up in the morning and had our breakfast at a coffee shop.

Canterbury is a historic English cathedral city so we went straight to Canterbury Cathedral. We were dumbfounded of the exterior particularly the gleeful stained glass window. Anxious about the ticket queue, we didn’t bother to go inside anymore. Instead, we found ourselves walking through Westgate Gardens. 

At that moment, the flower beds were at their best and the tranquil river flows by to add ambiance. We sat by the river watching swans and ducks hovering on the surface of the water. If you haven’t noticed yet, we have no photos taken due to drained battery. We could have charged it the night before but neither of us remember of doing it. (Well done) Nevertheless, we had a great time wandering around the town and could not think of any other way to spend our precious day.

We arrived back in London just before dinner time. We were extremely tired but there’s nothing better than a sweet summer road trip. We reckon, spontaneous road tripping is one of the best ways to live your life to the fullest!

Thank you for your time reading! Until our next blog post. :)






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