Care home residents take sailing trip in the sun


Ken Sykes, Sylvia No#7845F9On a sunny May day, residents of The Dynes residential home embraced the early spring sunshine and headed off for an exciting day out, aboard the King Fisher Boat.


The group of residents and staff boarded the Kingfisher Medway Trust’s boat from Wateringbury and enjoyed a leisurely three-hour trip on Wednesday 13th May, taking in the views of the beautiful countryside and learning about the county’s spectacular nature and wildlife.


The residents had a wonderful time on the boat; Ivy Reader particularly enjoyed feeding the ducks on the riverbank whilst Bob Bagnall was delighted, as he didn’t think he’d have the opportunity to go on a boat again. Sylvia Knott commented that she “loved seeing the greenery and pretty plants.”


Whilst aboard the boat, the group enjoyed a delicious homemade picnic for their lunch, as the crew informed them on local points of interest throughout the journey. Interesting landmarks included Teston Bridge, one of the oldest pack horse bridges in the country and East Farleigh’s church with its Norman tower.


Nicky Pett, home manager of The Dynes said: “The residents had a wonderful time and so did the staff that attended. It was wonderful to be able to spend some quality time with our residents, we wish every day at work could be spent like this!”



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