Saturday, 11 January 2014

Driving Back Home from Rye

Driving back from Rye and it is September
This Waterside Cafe in Hawkhurst is always a pleasant place to stop for coffee

It is cool and damp so we are the only ones sitting outside

Onward we go

and stop in the village of Goudhurst

Good use for an old horse watering trough on the village green

A different and interesting garden

we walk up the High Street to see if we want to lunch here

but then it starts to rain
so we will drive on into Royal Tunbridge Wells
which is a lovely town with plenty of shelter and lots of 
great eating places
Next post!


Terri said...

You enhance our days, Barbara. Thanks you for your pictures and a little tour away from the ordinary.

Merisi said...

What lovely places you are sharing with us!
I like the little house in the garden and the gold-tipped fence around the tree. The tea room looks so inviting, I wished I could step in there.

Happy New Year,

racheld said...

Did you not feel that Monet might come strolling by and into view? What a lovely landscape!

And Jacket Potatoes and sandwiches at a Tea Room---how could you NOT on such a coolish day? That bespeaks homey charm just in those few words.

I loved every minute, every second of my one trip to England and Scotland, and long to return. I could have walked every step of that route, even without our lovely bus and friends. I don't envy or covet much in this life, but your ease of REACH of these magical places---that I could sin for.


Barbee' said...

It's all so pretty, but those willow trees are magnificent!

Vee said...

I see that the old trough is a dedication to a couple. Wonderful how that is done. Perhaps appreciated more by many people than other ways of doing things. I can't imagine the two of you sitting outside in the damp. Glad you moved on to a more comfortable situation.

Cathy said...

Barbara, your photos are always so lovely. If I ever go to England I'll have to go through your archives to see what I want to visit!

Elizabethd said...

I did wonder if the recent bad weather had meant that Goudhurst was flooded.

Deanna said...

Hello from Kansas!
It would be lovely to have coffee where you suggested.

Gracie Saylor said...

We have had a string of gray rainy cold days so I found myself especially appreciating the flowers and gardens you showed us, Barbara. :)

La Petite Gallery said...

Goudhurst, it's magic. This is such a romantic setting,
like in a movie. Thanks for
introducing us to parts of England most tourists never see.
Maine has a well deserved
break in the weather. It's
really warmed up.

Cheri said...

Truly beautiful photos Barbara!

Anonymous said...

This is a lovely tour Barbara especially at this time of year when it is winter. I love the duck pond and am especially interested in those brownish tan ducks with the white heads and black tipped tails. I must admit that I would have liked to be sitting on the bench over looking the fountain. Very beautiful. Thank you for sharing your pictures.

Needled Mom said...

The beautiful colors of the flowers always add such beauty to the surroundings. That garden is gorgeous.

Sara at Come Away With Me said...

IT is so interesting to think about all the life that has gone on in this place. The last photo turned my thoughts in this direction, seeing the old gravestone and the half-timbered buildings beyond.