Reports on Current and Past Events

JOLLY JAUNT TO THE KENT COAST: Tuesday 19th July 2016

On a good day, there is nothing quite like a day at the seaside.

Fifty people, armed with water, sun cream and hats set off from Hertford and Ware to the Kent Coast. Thank goodness Golden Boy coaches have air conditioning and Steve, our driver, was in control.

We made good time to Margate and unloaded at the Turner Contemporary gallery.
It was hot, hot, hot! Definitely a salsa day!

Many opted for a coffee at the gallery café, some wandered into the old town for a mooch, others took a stroll along the rom-pom prom. Ron sped off on his trusty fold-up scooter.
Turner Contemporary: I am not an art aficionado. I loved the see-saw and the book shelves!
Had Dreamland been open, I would have had a ride on the big wheel.

With the lovely Golden Boy Dave driving, an intrepid band of tourists set off early on a Thursday morning, suitably prepared for all unexpected mysteries.

After a brief comfort stop at Birchanger, where no one decided to leave us and join Golden Boy Ian on his coach going to Ladies Day at Ascot, mainly because none of us had brought our fascinators and six inch platform Jimmy Choos, (it’s always been a mystery to me as to how anyone can walk in those), we pootled along the roads through Essex towards Braintree.

There we came to a grinding halt behind a large queue of traffic at a mysterious and unexplained stand-still. It turns out we were all waiting for the Women’s Cycle Tour to whizz through on their way to Clacton. They were to plague us on and off for the rest of the morning.