May 13 – 1066 Woolminstone to Walmer

House sit in Walmer, Kent

Hi from 1066 – Medieval Mosaic

We set off from Woolminstone early this morning to travel to our new house sit in Walmer, Kent. As we were driving past North Cadbury we decided we should stop and check out the church and do a church micro.

It was an amazing church which is so much bigger than you would expect for a village of this size. As we got out of the car Mike looked for his cleaning cloth for his camera lens. He knew it was in his jacket pocket but where were our jackets? Ahhh they are back at Woolminstone as we wore them when we went for a walk last night. Just as well we stopped to do this cache as now we will have to drive back to Woolminstone to get our jackets.

We loved St Michael the Archangel Church at North Cadbury. It had an amazing painted organ, lovely blue and gilded reredos and awesomely carved pew ends which were all different to each other. The cache was easy to find but less easy to reach as the nettles are so high.

We visited St Bartholomew’s Church in Crewkerne. It has a beautiful Queen Elizabeth II coat of arms, lovely stained glass windows, monumental brasses, a carved reredos and a Norman font.

We reached Ringwould, near Deal after seven hours of driving so it was lovely to have a stop to stretch our legs. St Nicholas church was a real treat to see. The church which dates back to 1153 was quite dark inside but it has lots of stained glass and a nicely painted organ. It has a coat of arms for George IV. The church is dedicated to St Nicholas, the patron saint of sailors, children, brides and travellers.

We are house sitting for Gillian and Boris, a big black cat. We got on very well and chatted for a while then Mike and I went for a walk to the pier while Gillian finished packing for her holiday. The house is very central and will allow us to walk everywhere. We had fish and chips for tea which even as a take away is an expensive meal in the UK.