When I was younger I lived in Herne Bay and today exploring Kent took me and my family back there.
Much of the landscape is similar but there are some big changes, the pier had a fire and so feels totally transformed from what it was when I was younger. The sports pavilion that was at the end of the pier no longer exists.
The seafront gardens are still beautifully manicured with vibrant flowers with plenty of benches to sit and eat your ice cream.
A bronze statue of Amy Johnson who was the first women to fly solo from England to Australia in 1930 stands facing the sea. She sadly lost her life off the coast of Herne Bay in January 1941.
A lovely few hours spent on the penny machines, walking along the pier, discussing the sea defences, eating ice cream and strolling along the coast line.