23 February 2017 - Shoreham. Jim led 10 trusty krawlers in mild but
very blustery conditions on a near 8 mile route form Shoreham via Lullingstone. Several styles and
what seemed mostly up-hill sections meant we were a little slower than normal and we deviated
from his planned route to Lullingstone Country Park Cafe. Beer for some, tea and coffee for
others meant a slightly lighter bill. The flatter trip back to Shoreham was much appreciated as we
wandered back by the river Darenth. We duly arrived at the Two Brewers for a welcomed drink, lots
of banter and good food and surroundings. Prior to the off David was presented with his
badge having been elected last month.
Present: Jim (President), BN, Drew, John Butler, Chris, Roger, David H, Mike R, Fred, Dave W Ken
& Phil joined for lunch (10+2)
Apologies: Harry, John Berry, Martin, Colin, Dave C, Ponti, Rae and Apples (8)
26 January 2017 - Downstream. Freezing cold and overcast weather did not stop the 13
intrepid krawlers making their way to the extreme north of Kent for a very interesting and different krawl.
Greenwich DLR was the start as we walked towards and past the Thames Barrier, but not before we hopped on the
River Bus. We then went thro Maryon Wilson and Charlton parks before picking up a 54 Bus taking us to the
half-way house, The Princess of Wales on Blackheath Common, where we were joined by Ponti - a
fine pint, helpful staff and nice surroundings. We then crossed over the Common, past the Observatory and made
our way to The Richard 1 pub in Greenwich. Roast Beef was the order of the day, wine flowed,
banter reigned, the waitress was excellent. The freight train derailment at Lewisham meant that most had to
walk to Ladywell station before taking the train back to West Wickham & Hayes. David Hawkins was introduced
as a new member with much acclaim. No GPS but about 8 miles in total for most.
Present: Chris (President), BN, Drew, Jim & friend David, Phil, Harry, Roger, Dave W, Fred,
Little Mike, John Butler and John Berry, Ponti joined for second half (14 krawled & dined)
Apologies: Apples, Rae, Dennis, Ken & Dave C (5)