mercalia wrote:from Gravesend Kent east to Lower Higham - onesection to avoid. Sections are strewn with glass debris and potholes as it goes between delapitdated commercial premises. then onto a terrible concrete "road" that gives terrible bumps at the section joins then onto a long flat but very rough stoned track only fit for mt bikes ( very pretty ride but hard to enjoy it while your teeth are chattering).
mercalia wrote:Yes I only took it as I started from Dartford and met a guy who had come from Gravesend to Dartford on route 1. I had been looking for a better way than the coastal main road that is roller coaster like. That section is not too bad but I think I wont use it again as is a slowish ride with too many diversion. The stoney bit on the section u refer to is not gravel lol more like large grey stones/rocks bedded into he ground, not nice at all for a non sus bike. By the way I was on a short trip and ended up at Upnor (Castle) NE of Rochester. It is a nice little place on the estuary with a nice little walk in/out pub & the barmaid was quite happy to refll my water bottle.
mercalia wrote:from Gravesend Kent east to Lower Higham - onesection to avoid.
mercalia wrote:Sections are strewn with glass debris and potholes as it goes between delapitdated commercial premises.
Birds Eye View of the Last Combat Flight of Flight Sargeant Eric E Williams
I first saw a Hurricane over Rosherville station circling round about 12,000 feet. He was obviously in trouble. I watched him struggling, twisting and turning. The plane seemed to have no visible damage. Realising his legs may be wounded, as all the manoevres made were by column control only, rudder not working. He headed towards Gravesend Aerodrome using elevators and ailerons but found himself at Windmill Hill (he must have known he could not reach the aerodrome). He then proceeded towards the river, seeing open spaces below he circled twice then turned to the river west of Milton Church and gasometers, also electric works chimney. By then he was approximately 300 feet. He made a sharp turn right over the factories at the Oast House with the river in front. He banked hard right and dived straight down. The Albion Shades causeway was dead ahead. This landmark was the only one that gave his position of entry. I believe at that point he collapsed having used the last of his energy. He now lays at rest contented he killed no-one. He was a very brave pilot who gave his life to save others. He could have rolled over any time when he was at height and baled out.
15 October 1940.
mercalia wrote:then onto a terrible concrete "road" that gives terrible bumps at the section joins
mercalia wrote:then onto a long flat but very rough stoned track only fit for mt bikes
mercalia wrote:( very pretty ride but hard to enjoy it while your teeth are chattering).
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