Walking the Iconic White Cliffs of Dover

The subject of a 1942 hit song by Dame Vera Lynn and featured prominently in films about the Battle of Britain, the White Cliffs of Dover were definitely on our list of must see places to visit. Having sailed through Dover Straits many times, I have seen them before, but from 10 to 20 miles through binoculars, or at 35,000 feet while flying across the channel, it just isn’t the same. We definitely wanted to experience them up close and personal. Continue reading

Kent Coastal Drive

With clear blue skies in all directions, it was an excellent day for a coastal drive, so after another excellent full English breakfast, we headed down the A 2 towards Dover. We planned to visit to Samphire Hoe, Dover Promenade, Dover Castle, White Cliffs of Dover and then continue along the coast, possibly as far as Ramsgate or Margate. We started at Samphire Hoe Country Park, which is located a couple of miles west of Dover. Continue reading