Set off for Maidstone on a No 7 bus. Delayed in Tonbridge by a slow moving steam traction engine (with a jib attached to the front) belonging to the North Kent Haulage and Lifting Co. Further delay as we navigated inconsiderately parked cars in Mereworth. Wreckage clear-up following a car accident between Wateringbury and Barming delayed us even further.
Return journey by the No. 6 route. Heavily delayed by the aforementioned accident. What I didn't realise was that the No 7 route (apart from the Mereworth detour) sticks to the main roads whereas the No 6 detours round East Peckham and Pembury as well as calling at the Hop Farm and the hospital at Pembury.