Given when I woke up this morning, with the sun shining and the weather looking great, I left it too late to take a trip to London, so where next? Having taken Daisy for a walk, I walked into town, still undecided on what to do. I then opted to jump on the 9 to Canterbury. Thing is I didn’t really want to hang around in Canterbury, not because I didn’t want to be there, but I wanted to go somewhere different. So what did I do? I got off the 9 walked along and got on the first bus I saw. It turned out to be the bus to Deal. Normally I would venture out by train, but today it was the bus as the choice of transport.
After a scenic route to Deal I took myself for a walk round, I hadn’t been here to visit the whole place for quite a while so enjoyed walking about and visiting different streets not necessarily remembering whereabouts I was going. What I did know is that as long I could see the beach I was fine. I was tempted to take a walk on the pier but being only March and not as warm as a May or June day, I opted not to. Next time I will take a trip. I remember visiting the cafe at the end of the pier a few times. Given that it was in the late 80’s I imagine it’s probably changed quite a bit.
This may come across as a bit strange, but in a way Deal reminds me of Broadstairs. They both have their charms and they both seem to carry on as normal when other places have their troubles but Deal and Broadstairs always managed to get through the not so good times. As I walked around it was good to see whilst it was busy with shoppers, the cafe’s bars and restaurants were all busy themselves.
I will definitely make another visit, just next time I will give myself a bit more time. I recommend if you haven’t done so, you should take a visit yourself, you wont regret it.