was The Playa, formerley known, and listed in Google as, The Beach pub.
It was rather pleasant in there with a couple of pretty barmaids, and a
nice relaxed atmosphere. I had one pint of Stella Artois in there before
using their toilets and getting on my way.
There was a bus
service that could be hailed from right outside the pub (according to a
lifeguard I talked with) and another bus service from just down the
road by the toilets I pictured earlier. The only problem was that I had
no idea at what time the buses came. So I started walking. My feet were
definitely feeling it by then, but after a long hard slog I finally
arrived at Sheerness station. Including the detours I made, I estimate
I walked in excess of 6 miles just on the Isle Of Sheppy. So it was a
nice surprise to learn that I only had 10 minutes to wait for the train
to start my journey home.
My journey home was not
without it's difficulties. It all went wrong when I decided to change
trains at Swanley for the final leg of my journey. I should have had a
10 minute wait for the next train (which was handy to nip outside for a
much needed fag), but my train had been cancelled. If I had chosen to
change at Bromley South I could have got a bus back to Catford, but I
had to wait an additional 30 minutes for the next train.
travelled all that way to Sheerness for, essentially, just a paddle in
a lot of water, I could have saved my money and stayed in Catford. When
I arrived back I found that a water main had burst, and gallons of
water were spraying up from betwen the paving stones and flowing into a
big puddle in the main road. I could have had a paddle there !