Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Dover

White Cliffs of Dover

Dover Castle - tunnels

Roman lighthouse

France is 23 miles away

Canterbury

Canterbury Cathedral - 200 ft high bell tower, King Henry II had Thomas Becket killed

Stour River cruise (like gondolas of Venice) - very clear water

Butchery Lane - building jut out on each floor

Buttermarket - originally dairy market

Battle

Battle of Hastings in October 14, 1066

In Normandy Bayeux Tapestry tells the story. Harold and William Duke of Normandy. Harold killed by an arrow in the eye.

William the Conqueror built the Tower of London.

Brighton

Observation Tower

Brighton Pier - junk food, arcade games

Brighton's Royal Pavilion

Beachy Head

Cliffs called "Seven Sisters"

Birling Gap - visitors center, access to the beach, tide pools

Village of East Dean

Portsmouth

Home of Royal Navy

Cathedral was used as a reference by Nazi bombers

Dockyard - Mary Rose sank in 1545

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Chagford

English village feel

Dartmoor national park - wild ponies

Scorhill Stone Circle - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scorhill