Saturday, 2 April 2011
Seaside Safaris - my view
Sometimes I often think here in Thanet we just cannot see the wood for the trees then I suppose in my job having to deal with so many thick opinionated ignorant people it really does not come as a surprise. On our doorstep here in Thanet we have perhaps one of the most interesting pieces of coastline in the UK backed up by a lot of undiscovered history all untapped which does present a huge tourism marketing potential. This latest attempt to ridicule Seaside Safaris really does come across as Thanet ignorance at its best without even looking into the facts. Seaside safaris are based on the successful Roc Doc walks by Alistair Bruce and seaside safaris are part of the award winning Thant Coast project. Which with the aid of many unpaid dedicated volunteers this is raising Thanet Coastal awareness on both a national and international scale and does put Thanet on the map for the nicer reasons. There is a lot of interest out there in the Thanet coast and even on my stats on my Blog, Uk page views come third behind France and the USA on coastal stories. In the summertime seaside safaris are open to both visitors and locals alike and they are very popular and it is important to keep this momentum going. As a tourist package the coastal awareness does need to broaden its horizons yet in reality it is free, low cost and still people moan.