Why I Love Whitstable

Whitstable is fair to say, my favourite little village that I have been to so far. Located by the seaside in Canterbury, Kent – it is really quite cosy. Dad introduced Whitstable to us as he used to live there before. To Dad, that little town held a special place in his memory. (Oh, it’s his birthday today. Happy birthday, Dad.)

Anyway, I’d decided to take the cousins there last Saturday. It was an hour and ten minutes journey by train from London St. Pancras station. We arrived at Whitstable station few minutes before 11am.

The distance from the station to the town centre took about ten minutes walking. It was my first time going there by train, and bless the old lady who pointed us the way.

Since my stomach was making all sort of embarrassing noises that morning, we decided to stop for a brunch first of all. Nana and Yaya weren’t as hungry as I was, since they had their breakfasts before leaving London – good for them.

We stopped at a cafe called Tea & Times. I ordered a jacket potato with baked beans and cheese, and a crab sandwich (and also a cup of tea and a cup of cappuccino which had arrived a bit too late to be in the picture). The crab sandwich was so good! I could still taste the fresh crab meat as I’m writing. And now I’m craving for it. Great.

Warning: Heavy load of pictures below.

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#OOTD; Checkered button up longline shirt from Muji, black pants from Bershka, black long coat from H&M, shoes from Converse, backpack from Michael Kors, and satin scarf – brought by the cousins, all the way from Malaysia.

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Taking pictures with timer was actually fun, despite the fact that I had to run like a mad woman so I could get into the frames just in time. As I’ve mentioned on my Instagram, I thought ten seconds timer was annoyingly a little too long before, but now, I’m giving it all the credits.

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I used to have Thalassophobia (fear of open water). No wait, I still have it. Looking at this picture makes me feel dizzy, honestly. Though at the same time, ocean do calms me. How weird.

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We basically just walked from the station and all the way to the harbour. We roamed around the town by foot for about five hours (minus two hours of taking pictures around the colourful huts). Despite the tiredness at the end of the day, I think it was worth it. At the very least, I hope the cousins appreciated the place as much as I did.

And Alhamdulillah, the weather was absolutely perfect that day.

Here’s a video log of our journey, if anyone interested in watching.

Thank you for reading.
May you have happy thoughts always,
Ain

6 Comments

  1. Oooh, looks like you had a great time! THe food looks amazing and this pictures are so gorgeous! The blue of the sky and the water, the colors of the little cabins, so pretty! thanks for sharing! xx corinne

    • captaineverland April 26, 2017 / 9:32 pm

      We did have a great time! Thank you so much for the compliment and it’s my pleasure to share these pictures, of course 🙂 x

  2. Sahara April 27, 2017 / 1:32 pm

    The food looks so delicious – is it bad this is the first time I’m hearing of potato with baked beans and cheese? It looks amazing with the melted cheese – might have to try and find a recipe for it on Pinterest hahaha

    THAT ICE CREAM CONE PICTURE IS SO AESTHETIC GOALS LIKE THAT PICTURE IS WHAT ICE CREAM PICTURE DREAMS ARE MADE OF

    Also I love how comfy and casual your outfit is! Also 10 second timer – I think I’ve only ever used it a few times but its literally a sprint to get to the spot to take the photo on time!

    Whistable looks so amazing in pictures – if I’m ever in the UK, I know for sure I’ll have to add this to my list of places to go!

    -Sahara
    http://saharas-dreams.blogspot.com

    • captaineverland April 27, 2017 / 2:36 pm

      Aw don’t worry, it’s not bad if you don’t live here in the UK. But yes, it’s really good if you like the sound of baked potato. My favourite filling are beans and cheese, but you can fill it with anything that you desire really 🙂

      Haha! I do love taking picture of ice cream, and mainly because it gives such aesthetic results.

      Thank you! My outfits are always casual during trips. It’s being comfortable that matter the most. And yes, I think all of us experienced the ‘sprint’ while using timer!

      Yes, if you ever come to visit England, I hope you’d get to visit Whitstable too!

      Thank you for your comment, Sahara.

  3. Tqa London May 2, 2017 / 2:09 am

    This is one of the post that I’ve been waiting for but only now that I get the chance to read it. Can this place get any prettier? The first time you post about Whitstable is still tattooed on my mind and now this? Every angle, every shot and every corner is so beautiful to capture it.

    Is that the Ice Cream that Iba wanted to have before but she couldn’t because she had a fever at that time? Or was that a different one? Look so.. ugh omg I need some ice cream right now..

    If only EOS can use shutter buttons, lives of thousands of SLR users will be 10x easier especially taking a group pictures.

    So many beautiful places, so little time.. *sigh*

    • captaineverland May 2, 2017 / 7:56 pm

      OMG you still remember my last post about Whitstable? Yes, that was the ice cream that Iba wanted to have indeed! That ice cream is the cheapest and the best to have by the seaside.

      I would honestly take you here. A day would do it in Whitstable! Everywhere in the village is just a walking distance 🙂

      Tell me about it. DSLR is still the best camera ever invented though *sighs*

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