Saturday, June 23, 2012

England: Dover

Just wanted to pop in and say hello. I wish I could say I have been away to some tropical island, sipping Pina Colada's on the beach, but unfortunate I have not.

Winter is starting to kick in here in Australia, with cooler mornings and windy cold days. We live in one of the coldest regions, close to the Snowy Mountains but not too far from the beach either. We are planing a trip to the snow this year, so I will takes lots of photos.

I pulled a few photos of Dover beach, to share with you, and add a little warmth to our chilly days. Driving into Dover was one of the most spectacular views, and I am sorry that I was unable to capture it in a photo. 

Enjoying some chips (eaten with a little wooden fork) at the beach under the white cliffs of Dover. The little forks were genius, we have to use our fingers..haha.

India looking out to sea, on the pebbly beach.

Here is a view of the Castle from the town below. While walking around the grounds of Dover Castle I was asking when we were going to see the castle, apparently we were in it. Dumb I know, but you have got to laugh.

The King was not amused that I did not know which king he was, and he said that I obviously didn't learn my history, oops.

A view from the grounds of the Castle. The fog had set in.

Kade and my parents on the way into the Tower, which I might add nearly killed us climbing up all the steps to the top!

After the castle we visited the Dover Museum and saw the Bronze Age Boat. The museum was incredible. Below is a photo of a French prisoner of War ship, build from bone, c1802. The Roman Painted House was also worth a visit, and the volunteers were lovely.

Before leaving for England, we purchased a 2 week Overseas Visitors Pass from English Heritage. It was well worth it for value and convenience. We picked up the pass from Dover Castle, and used it to see many Heritage listed sites along the way.

I'll leave you with this photo I found of India, of our first night in England....cute!


vintageandart said...

Sorry to come in and comment so quickly like some kind of stalker but here l was when your new post came up:-)) Gorgeous pics of Dover and l'm quite sure l feel a little warmer Indias' pic...clever, creative and cute...atta girl. Great to see your post Tam, yeh it's so cold here too..only two and half months of winter left...can't go quick enuff. hehe.

the old boathouse said...

Ha ha...nose catepillar...I wondered what you have been up too. I meant to email but was slack...I live in dover street so was great to see some pics of the 'real' dover. Are you enjoying bethany?? xxx Katherine

Kylie said...

Freezing here in Perth too Tam.
I have taken to wearing my ugg boots (almost) everywhere! (I do draw the line at some places-ha!)
Please tell India I love her nose caterpillar-very cute and funny.
I would like to feel that pebbly beach on my bare feet.

p.s. Donna (my jubilee swap partner) loved her Queen stamp ring. I'm waiting for her to do a post on it before I show "the world" how lovely they are .


theromanticrose said...

Ho sentito sempre parlare della bella Australia!Che belle foto!Un bacione,Rosetta

polkadotpeticoat said...

Wow, I wondered where you had snuck off to.....We don't have many weeks left up here before we start getting cooler again but this weekend is suppose to be our warmest temps....and that puppy is so sweet!
He peed on us 3 times last having a baby again.

Glad your back , I missed you!

Flotsam said...

If it is any consolation, I have been wearing shorts today but I am the only one. It is raining AGAIN here in the UK today! Not warm; not sunny :(.

I like the caterpillar. It looks like something we would do to Ellen.

Miss Simmonds Says said...

aww a nose caterpillar! I've never been to Dover, not even to cross to France (where I've also never been) looks stunning, that beach is gorgeous. I'm not sure what King that is either!

Vintage Sweetheart said...

Lovely nose caterpillar! These pics make me want to travel again! So many beautiful sites to see. x

simmone said...

Lovely pics of Dover,Mum and Dad have been there too. Love the caterpillar!

Shabby Vintage Junk said...

Oh Tam I think your pics are a MARVELOUS representation of Dover....O much so that I'll have to include it in my MUST SEE'S when I go to the UK one day....!!!

Hope everything's WELL with you Lovey....!!!!!

Cheers for now,
Tamarah :o)