SWMBO made a very valid observation the other day..."Why are caravans and motorhomes always (usually?) white?"
Yes, surely if they were green for example, they would blend in to the scenery and avoid impacting on beauty spots so much. There's nothing worse than seeing a campsite on a hillside with rows and rows of white caravans. Paint them green!
Here's a couple of nice photos of a derelict church in Dover town. The church was bombed during the war and the ruins left as a memorial. I particularly liked the way this doorway had been 'bricked up'.
I have been contacted by Britain's National Tourism Agency asking if I would like to include a link to their web page about Dover Castle? "Good idea", I said... Clickety Click here it is! As I've said many times, I must include more links.
Anglo-Saxon church, St.Mary in Castro (St.Mary in the Castle), and Roman lighthouse - The Pharos
Inside the church - obviously!
We also visited the secret wartime tunnels but no photography was allowed. As I'm being watched by the National Tourism Agency, I'd better not reproduce any of the official photographs here! Anyway, go and have a look yourselves.
SWMBO has spent all her life (well, not ALL her life, you know what I mean) travelling to Dover from St.Albans as she has a huge number of relatives there.
"In the old days" this involved catching the train to London and then crossing London by underground or taxi (depending on the amount of luggage they had) to Charing Cross then catching a slow train to Dover.
Now, we catch the train from St.Albans to St.Pancras, change platforms and catch the new HS1 train to Dover. This uses the Eurostar line to Ashford then branches off to travel via Folkestone to Dover. Really comfortable and fast service.
I've never travelled to Dover by train before and was amazed to find that Folkestone has two railway stations - Folkestone West and Folkestone Central. They are very close to one another, and the train stopped at both.
Very comfortable, clean and quiet.
Dover Priory station which has recently been refurbished.