Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Saturday, July 5, 2014 – Dover, UK – Mostly Sunny – 80F (after morning drizzle)

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.

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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.

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War Memorial – Town Hall

During this walk, we did find the ideal spot from which to photograph the Dover Castle.

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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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