today we went to this part of Kent to look at the sea and the canal which runs along the edges of the town, a total of 28 miles.
The canal was built to defend England from Napoleon and it ran from Folkestone to Rye to protect the Marches from invasion from the French.
There were at one time 1,500 men working on the canal, dug entirely by hand by navvies or navigators using picks and shovels with the soil being carried away using wheelbarrows.
Statues of two navvies with pick and shovel stand close to the canal at Hythe.
Very quiet and peaceful with a few people, passing ducks and a couple of hired small boats.
Soldiers of the Royal Staff Corp supervised the work and this Memorial is dedicated to them although no particular uniform is depicted.
Last picture for today is Granddaughter Daisy playing aeroplanes on the rocky sea defenses by the beach at Hythe before ice cream time. Mike