Having just come from the Euroferries posting on The Big Blog see http://ademdjemil.co.uk/blog/?p=1359 it does look as though Bonanza Express is being prepared for service, you can keep track of her at http://www.marinetraffic.com/ais/shipdetails.aspx?mmsi=224768000 if you click on the “Last Position Received” you can plot her on the map, once she gets underway.
You can also keep an eye on the shipping at Ramsgate http://www.marinetraffic.com/ais/default.aspx?level0=100 which is rather fun.
We also have the prospect of Preston Steam Museum http://www.thesteammuseum.org/ with their considerable resources revitalising the maritime museum and restoring the long neglected steam tug Cervia.
Anyone who has been to Preston Steam Rally will know that when they talk of organising a program of events they really mean business click on the links for pictures http://www.michaelsbookshop.com/psr2008/ and http://www.michaelsbookshop.com/prestonsteamrally/more_steam_engines_for_sale.htm
The really attractive thing that we have to offer tourists in East Kent is our wealth of heritage, Ramsgate with its harbour, architecture parks and gardens is particularly well placed to benefit from this.
I will probably add to this ramble if I get a bit more time today.
I have published a few pictures from my copy of the Kentish Traveller, that I am preparing for reprint click on the link to look at them http://www.michaelsbookshop.com/blogpicts2/id81.htm