Wednesday, 1 May 2013

A New Adventure - Continued. April 2013 onwards.

So the Adventure continues! 

We arrived on the outskirts of Dover last Monday for our 14:00 departure to Calais with two and a half hours to spare and decided to while away the time with a brunch at the Battle of Britain Memorial. Cereals with muesli and raisins adorned our dinette table and soon afterwards we went for a walkabout on the site.
It was a sunny day with views across the Channel from the cliffs above Folkestone. We spent almost an hour looking around and reminiscing on those fateful months of 1940. Soon a whole new information centre will be built to tell and fully explain for generations to come, the story of the Battle of Britain.

Battle of Britain Memorial

"Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed, by so many, to so few".
Winston Churchill 1940

Arriving at the Dover ferry port for check-in we were offered an earlier departure, and with minutes to spare, made the 13:00 crossing to Calais. Wonderful, as that meant we had an extra hour to cover some distance in France.

Saying goodbye to the white cliffs of Dover

A calm crossing in sunny weather with Blighty disappearing in the distance. Back on the road we are with Part 2 of the Adventure about to kick off.

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