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  • Day133

    White Cliffs of Dover

    September 11 in the United Kingdom

    We are leaving the United Kingdom after almost 3 months. It was a great experience seeing all the history and the country houses, and visiting Jacob between house-sits. Today we are in Dover on a sunny day, so we had a chance to picnic on the White Cliffs overlooking the busy ferry port. The nearby town of St. Margaret's-at-Cliffe also had some pretty views. This is closest part of England to France, only 20 miles.Read more

  • Day133

    Battle of Britain Memorial

    September 11 in the United Kingdom

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

    The memorial is very poignant: the pilot sits at the center of the propeller---looking out to sea and waiting...

  • Day124

    Medieval Moated Manor

    September 2 in the United Kingdom

    This 14th century house was owned by many people over the years: knights, courtiers to Henry VIII, sheriffs, high-society Victorians, members of Parliament, and more. So it is kind of a blog of its history, as it has been added onto and remodeled many times. The last owner was an American businessman, who donated it to the National Trust in 1985.

    The house not only has a moat, but also a courtyard.
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  • Day124

    Mansion Interior

    September 2 in the United Kingdom

    Here are some of the oldest parts of the house:
    -The Great Hall
    -The Drawing Room with its 1600s Jacobean era (after Elizabethan era) fireplace and overmantle
    -The Chapel with its painted ceiling including Tudor roses
    -The Chapel Corridor

  • Day124

    Ightham Mote Gardens

    September 2 in the United Kingdom

    The gardens are beautiful; at this time of the year we've been seeing lots of dahlias. There are many water features, such as lakes, ponds, a creek, waterfall, fountains, and of course, the moat! Families love to come to the National Trust properties to spend the day.

  • Day345

    Tschüss England

    August 5 in the United Kingdom

    Ich bräuchte nicht unbedingt noch einen Footprint, aber ich glaube, wir wissen alle, dass ich IMMER wenn möglich so viele Orte wie möglich auf der Karte vermerke, also auch jetzt mit Dover.
    Wir sind gut und schnell an der Fähre angekommen und konnten da auch ziemlich bald drauffahren. Wir haben uns dann Getränke gekauft und haben uns danach auf das obere Deck gesetzt. Das war windig, aber auch sonnig. Es war sowohl wunderschön, als auch schmerzhaft die weißen Klippen von Dover langsam schrumpfen zu sehen.
    Gut durchgepustet von der Seeluft haben wir uns dann wieder in Paul gesetzt und sind durch Frankreich nach Belgien gefahren. Da standen wir ziemlich im Stau, aber irgendwann sind wir an einem Rastplatz angekommen und haben da zu Abend gepicknickt und dann die Nacht in Vivilday verbracht für das letzte Mal erst einmal. Quasi war der Urlaub am Sonntag dann vorbei, aber noch waren wir ja noch nicht Zuhause.
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  • Day19

    Scotney Castle

    August 19 in the United Kingdom

    Of course we have a plan.
    We’ll wander over Kent sometimes seeing the same roundabout every couple of days.
    Today we are aiming for a triple header.
    Scotney Castle: Big house built in 1830’s in Mock Tudor style and of course a ruined 14th century moated manor house at the bottom of the garden. I’ve see similar in Earlwood.

    After young Mr Hussey had the house at the top of the hill finished he had the 5 bedroom Palladian style/ renovated moat house destroyed so it looked more of a folly. Folly indeed.
    The last of the family to life in the house gave it to the National Trust in 1976 or so on the proviso that his wife voted life in it till her death.

    She lived a further 38 years until she was 99. Had a stair lift to get up to bed!!!!!
    They only opened to house in 2006.
    You have to be patient in this game.

    Excellent house.

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  • Day21

    Canterbury River tour

    August 21 in the United Kingdom

    Well it isn’t Bruges but Canterbury does have a River and it does have a river tour.

    A very pleasant fellow called Pete rowed us up and down the Stour River.

    It’s about as deep as a decent bath but is amazingly clear as it drains through chalk. (Think White Cliffs of Dover).

    Pleasant sit for 45 minutes, past (under) oldest road bridge in England. Originally buit by Saxons and widened in 1770’s.

    Very interesting way to see the city, the flind used in the walls cuts the noise amazingly, also kills any phone reception.

    Past ancient buildings including Hospital of St Thomas the Martyr Hospital where pilgrims got one night free and one drink.

    Not a hospital Hospital but a plave of hospitality.

    Past part of King’s School that’s ben operating since 6th Centuru. Not known if the curriculum has been updted, we can only assume.
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  • Day4

    Bon Voyage

    June 18 in the United Kingdom

    We are traveling on the smallest Princess ship. The Pacific Princess carries only 670 passengers. It was refurbished, and newly decorated in 2017 and is used exclusively for the Princess World Cruise. We are in a Club Class Mini-Suite so there is plenty of space and a private dining room. An unexpected surprise was the greeting we received from the royals as we boarded.Read more

  • Day18

    Leeds Castle

    August 18 in the United Kingdom

    Off to Leeds Castle for the day.

    Looks big enough to have its own Council, the carpark is big enough.

    Very cunning, take you money and then have you walk 15mins to the castle. This sorts the crowd out very nicely as old people fall by the wayside, the toddlers all veer off to point at extremely well fed and rather fearless ducks and swans.

    Finally got to the castle, walked an additional kilometre to a cafe that Mark though wouldn’t be as crowded (it was closed) then back again.

    It has now been decided to just forget about getting a coffee in England. There are ads on the TV explaining what a Flat White is all about (seriously) but the message hasn’t gotten far. As well as trying to get a small cup , it’s a hopeless endeavour.
    Their normal cup is a small bucket and people look askance if you try to get something smaller.

    Back to the castle. There’s been one on the site since 1078 and its been rebuilt, renovated and “glamourised” at least six times since then. Story is very interesting but that what’s Google is for. Main thing is it sits in the middle of a lake on two islands. Very neat.

    Then you walk the kilometre to the Maze and back then back to the carpark. There were the usual groups of English people going on expeditions for lunch with enough picnic gear to assault Everest. Sure we saw a Nepali family in the mix.

    They sell it as “The Loveliest Castle in the World” and I’m pretty sure that you could debate it but it’s really very cool.
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