A drizzly start…
One of the amenities at the Premier Inn is a made to order hot breakfast. I thought I would try everything (after a warm up of Special K and mixed berries) but the bacon, sausage, and bangers – fried eggs, beans. mushroom, and fried tomatoes. It was all a bit greasy for me and the eggs were overcooked and heavy. I nibbled but didn’t really eat. I did like what I think were Crumpets – a pancake-English muffin hybrid. Decaf coffee is not brewed but comes in a little packet.
Typical English Breakfast
The weather improved in the late morning, so we headed out on another exploration of Dover – this time taking another route. All the locals were out shopping and strolling about.
One of the sights was the Dover Town Hall with a War Memorial near the entrance. A woman in front of the memorial was passing around a petition to allow the Union Jack to fly near the memorial. Everyone has a cause.
War Memorial – Town Hall
During this walk, we did find the ideal spot from which to photograph the Dover Castle.
After walking some distance, we spent the rest of the day in our hotel room – mostly resting, watching a bit of Wimbledon Tennis, and reading. I am currently reading what I think is the last of the Pendergast Novels - “White Fire”. This book is particularly fascinating in that it includes a section on both Arthur Conan Doyle and Sherlock Holmes (I think Pendergast is very much a Southern Holmes).
Stayed up to about 11:00 PM so our battle with jet lag is beginning to go in our favor.
We have arranged to have a cab take us to the Cruise Terminal Tomorrow at 11:30 AM.
Pedometer: 10,957 steps; 4.98 miles; 580 calories
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