Kent coast from the air, well GoogleEarth

Kent from GoogleEarth - looks like the oilseed rape is in flower! It has been a couple of weeks since I completed my walk around the coast of Kent, and I have just read that Google have just updated their high resolution photographs for Kent. As I write they are on GoogleEarth now, but it is normally a few days before they are on GoogleMaps.

Did they get me? Am I on GoogleEarth?? What are the views like…

I doubt that I made it :-( from the look of the flowers and foliage my best guess is that these images date back to the spring and early summer. The oilseed rape seems to be in full bloom, most of the trees are in leaf – though if you look carefully some of the largest (which I presume will be oaks) have a slight pinky-brown tinge in patches on some of the trees and I think that will be the leaves just unfurling.

Some of the views down are excellent, and compare well with some of the photos I took on my way round…

Derek Jarman’s garden
Derek Jarman's garden from GoogleEarth Derek Jarman's garden, Prospect Cottage, Dungeness
Battle of Britain Memorial
Battle of Britain Memorial from GoogleEarth Battle of Britain Memorial
Deal Castle
Deal Castle from GoogleEarth Deal fort
Viking Ship at Pegwell Bay
Viking Ship at Pegwell Bay from GoogleEarth Viking Ship at Pegwell Bay
The remains of St Mary’s Church at Reculver
The remains of St Mary's Church at Reculver from GoogleEarth The remains of St Mary's Church at Reculver
Rochester Castle
Rochester Castle from GoogleEarth Rochester Castle
Grain Tower
Grain Tower from GoogleEarth Grain Tower
An old boat rotting away on the River Thames
An old boat rotting away on the River Thames from GoogleEarth An old boat rotting away on the River Thames
Dartford Bridge
Dartford Bridge from GoogleEarth The Dartford Bridge in the background

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