This pub in particular always has a superb display of hanging baskets and window boxes, but many houses along the way do the same. A free flower show.
A little further along you can have a free time check, and even a free history lesson. Originally the ball on top of the tower would rise half way up the pole five minutes before 1:00pm. At precisely 1:00 it dropped so that ships off shore would have accurate time. Nowadays it drops every hour for the entertainment of visitors.
The Time Ball Tower was once a semaphore tower to relay messages along the coast in the effort to suppress smuggling activities. Before that it was a telegraph tower used to realy messages between the Admiralty in London, and Deal.
Walking along the beach I came across what must be an example of free text messaging.
Further up the beach at this time of year many of the plants that colonise the beach are thriving and coming into flower. The seakale above is one of the first plants to colonise shingle beaches. It is edible but you aren't allowed take it from the beaches. Several of the plants on the beach are quite rare. A free botany lesson.
Finally, the beach provides its own free flower show, again with species that are specific to this type of area.
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