After exploring Sandwich, England, we drove on to Dover where we were booked to stay the night. I had always heard of the "white cliffs of Dover". . but seeing them was really impressive. I had booked our hotel through a travel website and wasn't sure what to expect. We were pleasantly surprised to find out we would be staying right on the waterfront; the hotel was perfect for a one night stay (except there was no air conditioning!).
When we checked in, I asked them at the front desk if there might be a place nearby where we could buy beach toys because I had forgotten ours. I got some odd looks--figured it was my accent--and they said there were a bunch of small shops nearby and one of them might have something. After a nice dinner at a really quaint little wharf resturant, we headed to the "beach." I quickly realized why the looks. . .what appeared to be a sandy was actually a beach full of rocks! It was a little disappointing, but the girls still had fun skipping rocks into the ocean.
|Yep. . that's France in the distance!! So cool!|
|I wanted to ask this guy if he was training to swim the English Channel, but he never swam back our way.|
|That's Dover Castle. . it is in the next post.|
|First trip to the beach and it's all rocks. . sorry, Charlie!|