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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.


Comment from Deborah HH
Time: February 15, 2023, 12:57 am

Happy 14th Anniversary!
Delicious fish and chips for lunch sound like a perfect anniversary meal. And a beautiful drive along the coast.
I guess I need to learn how to make my own fish and chips, if your Gray-Haired Friends have a recipe for the batter.

Comment from Anonymous
Time: February 15, 2023, 1:11 am

Wow! Has it really been 14 years already? Congratulations to your two!

As a representative without portmanteau of the Lollipop Guild Minions of Weasel let me wish you both forever more happiness.

Comment from Armybrat
Time: February 15, 2023, 2:33 am

Happy 14th! And happy Valentine’s Day!

Comment from OldFert
Time: February 15, 2023, 7:41 am

Fourteen years, eh? I remember reading your blog before you got hitched to Uncle B. Didn’t think it was that long ago, though.

Happy Anniversary, you two, and happy St. Valentine’s day to all

Comment from Uncle Badger
Time: February 15, 2023, 9:20 pm

Thank you, fellow Weasel minions. I often quip I could have held up a post office and done less time.

I even get away with saying it…

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