Birthday morning

Dawn in Folkestone Photo by Tigger
Dawn in Folkestone
Photo by Tigger

Tigger was up uncommonly early this morning to take this photo of the dawn.

Morning in Folkestone
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?

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The tide is rising
The tide is rising

Salt water and fresh
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
The Old High Street

We went a little way up the old High Street (now rebadged as the Creative Quarter).

Folklore
Folklore

We entered a cafe called Folklore.

Breakfast
Breakfast

Here we had breakfast.

Aboard the bus to Dover
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
A castle on a hill

We passed through sometimes picturesque landscapes.

Pencester Gardens
Pencester Gardens

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
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
Model showing the invasion of Britain by the Emperor Claudius

Remains of an Iron Age boat
Remains of an Iron Age boat

WW2 “V1” Flying Bomb
WW2 “V1” Flying Bomb

Manning the cannon in defence of Dover
Manning the cannon in defence of Dover

An Anglo-Saxon citizen of Dover
An Anglo-Saxon citizen of Dover

Market Square and Dover Castle
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
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…

About SilverTiger

I live in Islington with my partner, "Tigger". I blog about our life and our travels, using my own photos for illustration.
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2 Responses to Birthday morning

  1. anagramelody says:

    Happy Birthday!!! Casey and I hope you have an excellent celebration, abominable heat permitting (or as we call it: Tuesday). Umbrellas help a lot, IME, especially if the sun’s a scorcher and it’s not horribly humid (as it is here in SoFlo).

    I do miss the South Coast seaside fish and chips, though… Well, my memories of them a quarter century ago. Bon appettit, if you happen to snaffle a portion or two.

    –Peter

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    • SilverTiger says:

      Thanks for your good wishes.

      Tigger has been known to use an umbrella in lieu of a parasol.

      There are still plenty of fish ‘n’ chips outlets in the south snd elsewhere. They have a taste and smell of their own

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