BACK IN MERRY OLD ENGLAND!
08.12.2011 45 °F
Anyone for a spot o' tea? I'm quite sure I am (when you see the pictures, you'll know why). I finally got my wish... seeing The White Cliffs of Dover; but it's a good thing I sailed yesterday (Wednesday 7th December), because today you'd never have seen them on the crossing. And the best place to see them is from the ocean. Of course, above all, Dover is a major seaport, and the numbers of ferries steaming in and out of the harbors (East and West) is something to see. When I made the crossing, it was sunny from Calais to Dover, but there were gale force winds blowing, which - for someone with no vestige of sealegs - was a bit of a challenge. Today (Thursday 8th December) it's blowing even harder, with fog and rain for good measure (not very cold, however, which is good); but (huzzah!) I still managed to make my way up to the top of the cliffs for a birds-eye view of the wicked-looking ocean. Tomorrow I'm heading to Canterbury... 'chat' then!