The White Cliffs of Dover

…and like the last, several posts, this post doesn’t relate to London.  However, no long trip to England should pass without taking a short train ride through the countryside to a shore.  Options abundant; deciding factors, pebble or sand; town options or strictly coastal-lounging.  The folks and I spent a lovely, sunny day in the coastal town of Dover…you know…the white cliffs.  We opted out of beach options as we get our fair share of beach action in the states, although not pebble.  Dover has lots to offer someone who wants to do some exploring.  Here is some history behind Dover as well as some history behind the Dover Castle.    We were lucky to catch a cab where the driver knew loads about the area and showed us the important sites…of course he was tripped graciously!  If Dover interests you, make sure you have several hours (like 4 or 5) to do the castle.  It is large and has lots to offer.  Here are some shots around Dover:

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Nothing says the year 1253 like a disco ball.

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Dover is the largest passenger port in Europe

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That’s France in the distance, some 21 miles from Dover.

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Dover is famous for the white cliffs which are made from flint and chalk (a.k.a limestone for the Americans).

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Dover Castle

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Dover was pivotal in WWII. There is so much history behind this port and how it was saved from the war.

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The Pops

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We ate at Dino’s Italian for dinner after the castle. It was out of this world! Real, authentic Italian with “mama” coming out after we ate to check to see how we liked the food. She was so sweet and reminded us of Sophia from The Golden Girls.

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Coastal birds everywhere!

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