For our last full day with Gro & co, we decided to ride the steam railway all the way to its terminus in Hythe. We’d heard Hythe was a decent town, so worth checking it out.
Right after we purchased our tickets in Dungeness, a train arrived and masses of school children got off onto the platform. OH NO!!! Turns out, though, that they were staying in Dungeness for a bit, so they did not join us on the next departure. Phew!
We boarded the train. Silliness ensued (seems like that happens a lot when our families get together).
We steamed past the Shingle House
Then they changed our engine at New Romney. We got the cute little Diesel! (which was a welcome change for a while as those sulfury fumes are actually quite unpleasant from those steam engines!
We arrived in Hythe after a pleasant journey and immediately sought out a good lunch spot. It was actually quite chilly, so we found a place that was more or less out of the wind, along the Royal Military Canal, which was nice, if a bit overcrowded with various sorts of birds looking for a handout.
Then we wandered the town for a while. There were some interesting sights.
And some interesting shops. Flora found herself a mini fascinator. So cute!
Then we went to the seashore. Charlie buried his head in the shingle.
What a ham.
Back on the train.
Flora did a song and dance routine.
Back past the Shingle House