Thursday, September 03, 2009

Bank Holiday Weekend

We went to Dover on the Bank Holiday weekend and it was real fun. Ever since I was a kid and read stories of World War II (my cousins had those black & white comic books of WW II), I wanted to visit the port of Dover, as this was the closest town to Europe...
I always had my imagination that this would be filled with military & navy... We can see that on most of the Indian border posts, but this is what we found....

...a sleepy little village town with cars parked and very scarcely populated...

We walked from the town to Dover Castle which was on the top of the hills or cliffs of Dover... The walk from town to the top was really nice and we just sat here and there for a general photo session... The place is so less populated that we couldn't find anyone to take our photo, so I kept the camera someplace and then used the timer to click the photo... :-) Imagine Indian Population!!!

This is the English Channel & you can see France at a distance... On a better day you can see a clearer France...

Dover Castle... It had loads of tunnels and stories of how it was an important part of the 2nd World War, for the Allied forces... There were stories that it is one of the most haunted places in UK...

Walls of the castle, most of the walls had places where they had anti aircraft guns shooting German planes from 1939 to 1945...

The next day we wanted to see the cliffs of Dover and had to walk around 6 miles for the whole route... This route was earlier used by trains to transport chalk for industrial use...

The cliffs overlook the port... Pretty cool ain't it?

Living on the edge literally !!!

The wind was very strong on the cliffs.. We can see here that the growth of the branches has become unidirectional... Just loved the fact that nature still rules!!!

You had to actually take a small path from the top of the cliffs, then walk down the stairs to go to the beach.. The walk was loads of fun...

WW II observation posts... the scenes would have been different when the war was on...

The beach was very different than the beaches we have back in India...

Now the fun of going on a vacation is that you have to wear a different dress everytime we go out... And "meri pyari biwi" had like tons of dresses to wear for these 3 days... She brought so many dresses that even though she changed dresses every 6 hours, some of the dresses were taken back to cambridge without being touched... It is fun for girls to mix and match various dresses for different occasions... :-) This is the dress for going to the beach, this for generally going out & this for dinner !!! Amazing !!!

For men?? It's simple "Change the Tshirt - Change the mood !!"

Even the start of the train journey from Dover back to Cambridge was very scenic... :-) The train went along the coast line for around 20 mins and I was busy clicking photos... :-) Just loved it !!!

"The tourists" had a great time in Dover.
Thankfully the sun was out, weather was great & we loved the last summer days of 2009 in Dover !!! :-)

2 comments:

stupidosaur 6:27 AM, September 06, 2009  

//The beach was very different than the beaches we have back in India...

Well, if you visit Lakshadweep Islands in India, you will get this kind of beach. Just saying. Based on my experience and looking at pic.

I see pics of a charmed life. Live on!

Anonymous,  4:29 PM, September 13, 2009  

:) Take care dude, good to see you doing good.

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