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May 8, 2008 - The Journey

Did everyone know you can’t actually drive the tunnel from the UK to France? I thought that was the whole point of having the tunnel. You have to put your car on a train that takes you thru the tunnel..... that was a little expensive so we caught the ferry from Dover to Calais. We only had a short stop in Dover; we will be going back though. It would be good to see the big Dover castle and walk amongst the white cliffs. We got some pics of the white cliffs but it was a pretty hazy day. We arrived in Calais and set off to drive as far as we...

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Apr 26, 2008 - Dover & the 27th

The Dover Castle is much bigger and more spread out and was built in phases in many different eras. The Roman Lighthouse was constructed in 2 A.D., on up to the Wartime Tunnels that were upgraded to be used in WW II. Isn’t that crazy?? Again… LOVED IT! We got home in time to squeeze in a nap before going out to celebrate the grand opening of a new pub. We had seen a sign on Friday announcing the festivities and talked with the owner and he told us to be sure to come and enjoy the free food! We meet the local Cobbler (shoe repair) and two...

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Mar 30, 2008 - Dover, England

Well, what to say? We ended up staying in Dover for a day extra. We arrived in the dark to a campsite at which (unknown to us until the next day) we had been put in the 'holding' area or 'one nighters' area. The van took a bit of getting used to - numerous banged heads that first night while cooking tea and the discovery that the electrics weren't working for some reason! It was also rather colder than we were expecting, or indeed used to having come from Africa a week before! Thank goodness for the two duvets and numerous blankets. We...

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Oct 10, 2007 - Castles, Dead People, and Cathedrals

Today was the first day that I've really been out of my flat since Friday. I have strep throat and I have felt absolutely awful all weekend. I slept all day saturday and sunday and most of monday. I attempted to go to class yesterday but I didn't make it to all of them, my fever was still to high to really function well. I felt amazingly better today though, especially after we got out of the city. I think the country sea air did me good. London is not known for being extremely good for one's heath. But anyway... the BLC trip this week:...

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Sep 1, 2007 - Trip from London to Dover, England

Today we traveled by bus from our hotel in London to the Port of Dover to meet our ship. En route we received tour information about the sites we passed and then toured Dover Castle before boarding our ship early in the afternoon. It was a generally overcast day so none of our photographs are great.

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May 19, 2007 - Brighton-Dover-Gatwick

Off early and headed toward Dover. Arrived just before the Dover Castle opened so were first in. Did a tour of the Secret Wartime Tunnels which was extremely interesting. Then wandered around the Castle and battlements. Then went to take some photos of the White Cliffs, which are just awesome. Lauren and I walked along the cliffs for about 45 minutes before coming across a Lighthouse. Shaun and Sian came and picked us up at the light house (thank god) Then had our first (and last) English Fish and Chips. Then off to Canterbury. Walked...

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Feb 7, 2007 - Greetings from Folkstone

Just a quick note to let all know that we are safely back in the UK, actually at Folkstone waiting for it to start snowing tomorrow, so the weather forcasters tell us. So what, we had to go through snow at Pamplona in Spain and even up as far as Bordeaux in France, our Brutusa did very well and did not miss a beat. More on the website soon, hopefully with some photos. Regards to all PatnPat

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Pat Moore Family

Aug 15, 2006 - Dover: Embark Regatta

Off by coach from London to Dover to board our ship Regatta to start the cruise. Woke around 1:00 and up at 3:00. Internal clock is right out. Marta got up around 5:00 so she's not much better. Hung around until all the girls went to work about 8:00, then coffee and breakfast at a local coffee house on the water. Then wheeled to suitcases to Tower Hill railway station. A bit of a struggle getting to Victoria Coach Station with all the stairs at the train stations but Marta managed OK. Coach took about 2.5 hours from London to Dover. Dover...

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Aug 8, 2006 - Dover, England

"Keep watching the schedule" commanded Dad, "it should tell us which gate our train leaves from pretty soon". We had dropped-off our car and were now at London's Victoria train station, hoping to board our ride to Dover. Although we had our tickets, the gate number is only posted at boarding time! As soon as we saw it, we rushed to the train where a conductor looked at our tickets and told us to board any of the last four cars. We found out later that at one of the stations, the train would be split into two, and only the last four cars...

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Jun 29, 2006 - Photos added: London town

Arrived in London just a few hours ago. Its ten degrees cooler than Barcelona, English flags on cars and buildings everywhere for the world cup and the traffic is bustling outside on Tottenham Court Road....theyve announced its going to be 30 degrees all weekend here and the Brits are almost having kittens!

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Apr 15, 2006 - Canterbury, Dover and France

We ended up in Canterbury on Good Friday and squeezed into the local campground and used our bicycles to cycle back into town. We went to the Cathedral first and discovered it was shut, but there was going to be a free performance of Faure's Requiem that evening. So after a wander about the town (really quite pretty), a final English degustation of Roast lamb and Cod'n'chips and a final few pints of real beer for Stu we went to church. The performance was really quite fantastic - so controlled, accurate, and lovely small boys voices. Lovely...

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Mar 18, 2006 - Dover

Up early this morning to catch the bus to Dover. After a 1/2 hour walk to the train/bus station, the last 200m being a run as I saw the bus already there, I got on a double decker bus and got a great seat - up the top, right up the front. Great views. On the way out of Hastings we passed the street to my house, so I didn't have to walk the 1/2 hour. Oh well it would be a short walk home that night. Driving through the country side was great. Looking at the rolling hills, villages and farmhouses. Got to Dover, got some maps from the...

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