Tuesday, September 3

"I have loved England, dearly and deeply, / Since that first morning, shining and pure, / The white cliffs of Dover I saw rising steeply / Out of the sea that once made her secure. " ~ Alice Duer Miller

My entire life I have been dying to see the White Cliffs of Dover. The funny thing is, this is because I have been reading about them in literature for years, and yet I can't seem to remember where I have read about them. When I tried to look it up, I found a whole lot of websites mentioned how the cliffs have been "immortalised in literature" and yet none of them seemed to have many examples either...

Our first stop in Dover wasn't actually the cliffs, we decided to see Dover Castle.

The English Channel!

Trying to mix it up a bit because all my poses were looking the same.

After the castle, we made the trek to see the cliffs. It was MISERABLE. Our guidebook told us that Dover gets chilly because of the wind. Which is true, when it was windy it was a little chilly. Unfortunately, we were there on an incredibly hot, windless day. Plus, the walk between the castle and the cliffs is not a very pretty walk. The port in Dover is incredibly industrial and not very nice at all. 

Finally, we made it to the top! I was a little disappointed because all the books I have read (if only I could remember which ones) seem to describe the cliffs on cold, blustery days, and as I mentioned, it was a HOT day.

You may be wondering why I only have two pictures from the same spot. This is because after reaching the top of the cliffs, I remembered that I am afraid of heights! So, I didn't really feel the desire to wander along the little trail that follows the top edge of the cliffs.

But, even with all my complaints, it was a good day and I'm glad we went so I don't have to wonder about it anymore!



Erin Brady said...

=( I can't see the photos from this post or the ones from 8/26. And I'm still waiting to see/hear all about LeakyCon!!!

Lia said...

Oh no! I just tested it and it only works on Google Chrome. What browser do you use?

Erin Brady said...

I use Safari on my Mac at home and IE mostly at work although I have Chrome downloaded on both.

Bryce said...

it was the movie. The white cliffs of dover.

Michelle Glauser said...

I can't see the pictures either, and I'm on Chrome. I've wanted to see the white cliffs of Dover as well. When I looked at your profile and saw that you are a librarian, I almost died of happiness. I've worked in several libraries and considered getting an MLS, but my librarian friends told me not to (and I think it's better that way now). One of the first things I do in every city is check out the library. Imagine my surprise when the Shanghai library asked that I deposit over 150 USD to check out an English book. Oh my.