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Happy V-Day!

This big rusty pile of anchors is a memorial to the tens of thousands of souls who drowned off the Kent coast. The anchors are all at least 200 years old and were dredged up from Goodwin Sands, a bank off the coast that has claimed 2,000 ships. More than 10,000 have been lost along the Kent coast alone.

The anchors gently deteriorated in the overgrown garden of Bleak House (yes, that Bleak House) until they were brought here to make this memorial.

“Here” is the parking lot of the Pilot, the bestest fish and chips we know. You can see a marker for it near the tip of Dungeness in this very interesting maritime traffic tracker. It’s at the far end of our day trip territory, but we have a meal here every few years.

Folks, it’s been a long time since I’ve eaten myself insensible, but I did so today. That was a big ol’ pile of crispy fish and chips (and the inevitable peas, for some reason).

Long time readers may recall that Valentine’s Day is our anniversary. This is only #14 – not exactly a milestone – but worthy of a field trip and a fish coma. We’re romantic like that.

February 14, 2023 — 7:34 pm
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