Dawn in Folkestone
Photo by Tigger
Tigger was up uncommonly early this morning to take this photo of the dawn.
Morning in Folkestone
I followed much later with a photo of my own. As the title indicates, today is my birthday but that’s all I will say about it. Neither of us slept particularly well, so we are making a fairly late start. We have plans to visit that other famous Kentish port, Dover. How will that go?
The tide is rising
Salt water and fresh
On the left is a freshwater river which is covered by the sea at high tide but exposed between tides. Pigeons and gulls come to it to bathe and drink.
The Old High Street
We went a little way up the old High Street (now rebadged as the Creative Quarter).
We entered a cafe called Folklore.
Here we had breakfast.
Aboard the bus to Dover
We caught a bus for Dover which arrived almost on time (just s little bit late so as no to create a precedent).
A castle on a hill
We passed through sometimes picturesque landscapes.
In Dover, the bus dropped us at this park, called Pencester Gardens. We sat for a while on a shaded bench, enjoying the peaceful atmosphere.
The River Dour
To one side of the park runs Dover’s river, the Dour.
Museum and Visitor Information
We paid a visit to the museum in Market Square. There follow just a few examples of what was on view.
Model showing the invasion of Britain by the Emperor Claudius
Remains of an Iron Age boat
WW2 “V1” Flying Bomb
Manning the cannon in defence of Dover
An Anglo-Saxon citizen of Dover
Market Square and Dover Castle
Market Square is not looking its best at present but provides a good view of the castle that still dominates the town.
La salle Verte
Photo by Tigger
We went for coffee in this coffee house with a French name, La Salle Verte. We are drinking a fair amount because the heatwave is still with us. The temperatures down here are a few degrees lower than in London, for which we are grateful.
And now for lunch…