Cliffs of Dover

I love it when you have a trip planned down to each detail and when you get to your destination, it works a bit backwards. Sunday morning was supposed to start off with a venture up to Dover Castle and then take a stroll along the White Cliffs of Dover. After a blissful breakfast and the most perfect Chai Tea Latte from the Starbucks in our hotel, Best Western Dover, on the English Channel, we took off toward the castle....we didn't need directions, we could see it!! 



Well, we missed the turn and wound up at the Cliffs first :) It turned out to be the best thing because the clouds rolled in around noon and we would have missed the halfway clear views that we were able to see on our stroll.



The horses above look out over these cliffs everyday. I asked Van, "do you think the birds and other animals that live here realize how lucky they are? They have the most amazing views!" I wouldn't mind being a cliff dweller for a day or two...


The cliffs were stunning and a little intimidating. I think if we had children, I would probably have a heart attack every other second while walking around the cliffs. There are very few fences but this allows you to get a good and scary look over the side. It's a long way down, let me tell you. I didn't venture too close to the edge, but brave Van sure did. 



I could watch the ferries come to the Dover port all day from up here. It was so peaceful and quiet. The only sounds you could hear were the birds flying around the cliff tops. You could barely make out the coast of France in the distance. I believe the coast is just over 20 miles away.....you are so close that you pick up French radio stations in your car!



We walked around the cliffs for an hour or so, picking up pieces of the chalk, trying to find the best shape to bring home as a souvenir. We've got a collection going of natural souvenirs, starting with  our pebbles from the coast of Nice. I could walk along this coastline for hours on a nice day. The views are stunning, the cliffs are awesome and the sea breeze is just good for the soul.


Happy Friday everyone...and have a happy spring weekend!!

-Jamie

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  1. So beautiful! I would love to go there someday. But I would have been afraid to stand too close to the edge too - I only have a fear of heights when I don't feel safe and this doesn't look very safe ;) But I'm sure it was a nice trip! Have a nice weekend!

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    1. It definitely was NOT safe!! It still was a very cool day out though :)

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  2. So beautiful! I would be very nervous as well with those cliffs but the views are amazing.

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    1. Yeah...the pic of me close to the edge was the closest I got...it still gives me chills!! It was so peaceful though...one of nature's gifts :)

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  3. Beautiful! You'll have to go see the cliffs at Beachy Head one day! x

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    1. I sooo want to go there...and make a stop at Hever Castle on the way down!

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  4. How BEAUTIFUL! What a lovely little day!

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  5. Wow, I didn't realize England and France were that close!

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    1. Yep! Even our phones alerted us that we were in France and our Euro Traveller plan would kick in...which was kinda irritating because we were STILL IN ENG!! Haha!

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  6. Beautiful photos! This was the first place I went to when I arrived in England and I was still jet lagged and I just remember thinking: this is sooooo not a good idea to be this exhausted/out of it and walking so close to these cliffs. Luckily, I lived to tell the tale :)

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    1. Oh that is too funny! It was definitely a place that you need to be fully aware at! My husband kept joking around about it all and I was freaking out inside!

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  7. I have only seen the cliffs en route to France on a ferry. Would love to go for a day and explore like this

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    1. It really is amazing....but I think there are several other spots to explore that are just as beautiful! Beachy Head? Seven Sisters? I think!

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