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We left London and headed to Bearstead in Kent "The Garden of England" for a few days before getting on a ferry to Europe.

After the noise and hum of London we need a good walk in the country. The weather for once obliged. Our walk took us through orchards, pretty villages, and past oast houses the famous landmarks of Kent which were originally used to dry hops.

The next day we visited Sissinghurst Castle a ruin of an Elizabethan manor house situated in the Weald of Kent. It was once a prison for captured French seamen during the Seven Years War (1756 -1763), a poor house and latterly a working farm. It gained international fame when Vita Sackville-West and Harold Nicolson created a garden here. The garden is still famous today but because of the bad weather everything was late. However we were able to climb the Elizabethan Tower and get a birds eye view of the gardens and the surrounding countryside.

Our final day was spent preparing and doing our final shop of English "essentials" for our ferry crossing the next day.

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