Tony Grist (poliphilo) wrote,
Tony Grist
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Chocka

Kent is London’s front yard. It’s like one huge urban park. There are open areas but they’re all very tidy, and you’re never far from houses and roads.

Ailz and I talk about moving down here, but I dunno- it gives me claustrophobia.

Ian and Jenny took us for a drive this afternoon. The narrow country roads and the narrow urban streets were all of them chocka. We wound up in Reculver- a seaside caravan park with a big field that used to be a Roman fort and the ruins of a medieval church with two big towers at its west end. There was a cold mist coming in off the sea and blowing through the empty windows of the church so I took lots of photographs and thought about Dracula. 

 

On the way home we talked about road congestion. Ailz favours smart cars and Ian favours mono-rails and I like the idea of strap-on jet-packs, but one way or another we’re going to have to come up with a new philosophy or a new technology soon, or the south-east of England will simply seize up.
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