It rained steadily most of the way to Dungeness. In fact our plan A had been to go to Rye Harbour, but Rob decided to go to Dunge instead because 'they have hides' (well, Rye has hides too but they are fewer and further between). We needn't have worried though because the rain stopped shortly before we arrived.
We went back across the road to the main reserve, noting a Hobby darting past as we did so. Cards checked and little stickers received, we made our way along the trail, visiting all the hides but seeing rather little from them, though a very close fly-by Cetti's Warbler was nice.
It was about 6.30pm by this point. We drove down to the beach and sat on it for a while, contemplating the sea and the occasional passing Sandwich Tern. The sun was sinking towards a thick bank of cloud, so we decided not to stick around for the sunset.