I’ve blogged about Whitstable before as it’s somewhere I love to go. This week’s visit included a pop into a tiny antique shop which really appeals to me with my crafting hat on. Vintage sewing patterns, haberdashery and linens (not the same ones!) – it’s like a walk into my late mother’s sewing room, or seeing my grandmother’s linen collection of hand embroidered table cloths and antimacassars. If you are ever in Whitstable you must visit Anchors Aweigh Vintage at 63 Harbour Street !
Whitstable town has a selection of independent traders, an arty vibe, some great eateries, but it’s also a working fishing harbour. Another time I would have stopped for a plate of something freshly fried. At Weekends during the summer months this harbour area is a hive of activity with stalls selling edible treats and tasteful seaside trinkets.
After my jobs this time, I parked at Tankerton Slopes, just beyond Whitstable. There is a huge expanse of shingle beach and an uninterrupted view out to sea. Midweek it’s very quiet and peaceful. I took out my knitting and worked a few rows before heading home. That was my treat for my trip and it certainly topped up my yearning for being beside the sea more frequently.