Our B&B last night was on a farm where they breed a rare pig from New Zealand called Kune Kune. Apparently they have a lovely nature. That would be some compensation for their appearance. We made pigs of ourselves as well, when we lunched at a very stylish pub called The Bell. We were amused by an ad on the wall for a musical event described as 'Surfs Up' - obviously someone knows about the surf at Bells Beach.
We've visited Dover and seen the cliffs and sea wall at Samphire Hoe and driven down beautiful Kent roads over the downs and Sussex roads through hedged fields on rolling hills. The trees have yet to come in to leaf, apparently spring is late this year, but we thought it all looked stunning.
And we've been out to see where Phil's ancestor, Joseph Carter, operated his flour mill, the Rowner Mill, at Billingshurst. We had to access the spot via an ancient public bridal path over private property. The mill is no longer the there, but the mill pond is. And tomorrow morning we're going to see one of the grinding stones from the mill in a garden nearby. Joseph Carter, his wife Ann and a number of children migrated to Victoria in the 1850s.