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  • Day133

    White Cliffs of Dover

    September 11, 2018 in the United Kingdom β‹… 🌬 66 Β°F

    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

  • Day41

    White Cliffs of Dover, England

    September 29, 2017 in the United Kingdom β‹… 🌧 18 Β°C

    Had another great day driving from Peterborough to Dunkirk. We drove the country roads as much as possible, it's a lot more enjoyable and relaxing winding through the narrow roads rather than racing the cars on the A1. We enjoyed seeing the autumn leaves, the ploughed fields, the crops and sheep and there were a lot of thatched cottages today when we went through some of the small villages. We drove onto Dover before going to our accommodation so we could walk along the White Cliffs of Dover. They are a stunning sight, sheer white cliffs that drop away to the sea, as the white chalk crumbles away the black flint stones fall onto the beach below. I didn't realise the magnitude of the shipping of the transport trucks that occurred in Dover harbour, the trucks went through a checkpoint then cued to get on the ferries with their goods. Whenever another ship arrived it disgorged another convoy of trucks. We also saw Dover Castle from a distance. The 11th Century Castle sits high on the hill overlooking Dover.Read more

  • Day2

    White Cliffs Dover

    July 23, 2017 in the United Kingdom β‹… β›… 19 Β°C

    Haben eine 50 Minütige Wanderung entlang der Küste und den White Cliffs zu einem Leuchtturm gemacht. Papa, Torben und ich wollten noch zu einem Aussichtspunkt gehen, Mama hatte leider Schmerzen und wollte deshalb nicht mit. Wir haben den Aussichtspunkt nicht gesehen und sind deshalb viel zu weit gelaufen, irgendwann resigniert umgedreht und den Aussichtspunkt auf dem Rückweg gefunden. War ganz gut, aber nicht super toll. Mama war schon "langsam" vorgelaufen. Haben sie mit schnelleren Schritten dennoch erst am Leuchtturm eingeholt. Angekommen haben wir uns in Liegestühlen mit Grissini ausgeruht und sind dann zurück gelaufen. Hat Spaß gemacht, war alles sehr grün.Read more

  • Day1

    Erste Nacht in England

    June 9, 2018 in the United Kingdom β‹… β›… 14 Β°C

    Nur 2 Kilometer vom Hafen entfernt hatten wir unser erstes B&B
    in Guston

    Im Pub nebenan haben wir lecker gegessen,
    zwei Bier getrunken
    und sind dann völlige fertig ins Bett gefallenπŸ˜‡

    ... Morgen noch mal 50km mehr πŸ™ˆ

  • Day1

    On the ferrry

    August 13, 2016 in the United Kingdom β‹… β˜€οΈ 18 Β°C

    Mummy and me on the ferry. This is my ferst time going to FranceπŸ€“πŸ€“πŸ˜ŽπŸ˜ŽI love dogsπŸ‘πŸΆπŸ¦„πŸ°πŸΌπŸ¨πŸ· The waves are shimmering and sparkling. 🐬🐠🐠🐠🐠🐠🐠🐠🐠🐠🐠🐠🐠🐠🐠🐠🐠🐠🐠🐟🐟🐟🐟🐟🐟🐟🐟🐟🐟🐟🐟🐟🐟🐟🐟🐟🐟🐬🐬🐬🐬🐬🐬🐬🐬🐬🐬🐬🐬🐬🐬🐬🐬🐬🐬🐳🐳🐳🐳🐳🐳🐳🐳🐳🐳🐳🐳🐳🐳🐳🐳🐟🐟

  • Day1

    Escape from Brexit!

    March 30, 2017 in the United Kingdom β‹… β˜€οΈ 64 Β°F

    Ciao adios I'm done! ( legendary words of Anne-marie) leaving the Home of Brexit for an Iberian adventure in Vanessa - but first France......

  • Day2


    July 8, 2018 in the United Kingdom β‹… β˜€οΈ 22 Β°C

    Nachdem wir die spannende Zufahrt gemeistert hatten, machten wir uns an der Steilküste entlang auf den Weg zum weißen Leuchtturm. Dort gab es ein ganz niedliches Café und eine wundervolle Aussicht. Das Wetter war königlich, aber durch den Wind nicht zu heiß.
    Ein Cache konnte sich trotz Brombeer- und Fuchslöcherschutzwall auch nicht vor uns verstecken.Read more

  • Day157


    September 7, 2017 in the United Kingdom β‹… β›… 18 Β°C

    Had to check out by 10 so we got breakfast in the dining room again then got on our way - lego land today :)
    Before we left we facetimed Grandma because it was Grandads funeral today so we said hi to eneryone and sent our best wishes. Helen and Bill were off chips hhahah.

    We already bought the tickets online a week ago because if you booked 7 days in advance you saved 15£ per ticket which is a solid savings and definitely worth it.
    It was only about a 10 min drive from the hotel.
    Hadn't even entered and I loved it already.
    Lego figurines lined the driveway.

    Once in we got a map and started walking down the hill to the proper start.
    Throughout the park we saw some freaking awesome lego displays and some were really hidden so you had to keep an eye out like a little hedgehog in the bushes.
    First up was a section that was basically like Mini Europe only made out of lego. It was fantastic. The displays of London and France were probably the best bit still an over all big thumbs up.
    Next was Duplo land which was a section more catered for 0-3year olds.
    We all went on a little boat ride thing together which took you around and showed you displays of Disney characters and famous fairytales. Again, excellent.
    Jess bought a photo pass so we have all our photos scanned onto a wrist band which we can get digital copies off later. The photo we got on this ride was lovely and Jax was looking forward so woo.
    Jax was still a bit small for some of the other rides but had a go in the playground on the slide. He didn't like walking on the soft mat surface though because he couldn't balance.
    There was a water park section that we planned on going back to.
    Next ride was so cool!!!
    It was an underground submarine thing that had big windows for you to see fish, shark, crab and stingray all swimming beneath in pretty coral! Oh and some lego treasures.
    We then watched some stupid show that kinda caught Jax's attention so we stayed. It was a pirate show with some terrible stunts lol.
    Next was a train that sprayed us all with water guns. Me and Will got the wettest. Lol
    Jaxon got banned from coming out of his pram until he had a nap because he was a hot mess haha
    He fell asleep and me and Jess went on this sort of my little pony pirate ship ride which turned out to be pretty good. jess was loosing her shit at the top squealing and laughing uncontrollably before squealing again at the top on the other side haha.
    Me and Will then waited in the longest queue of the day (40ish mins) to go on some Egyptian laser lag ride. I doubled Wills score.
    The lego Pharaoh out front was awesome.
    Jax then woke up as we were gonna to the ninja section which we skipped because it didn't look that good.
    The lego was of course good though.
    Me and Will went on a water rapid ride thing which was boring but was ok because there was no line to get on.
    We then took it in turns to go on what I would describe as a log ride with a slide at the end.
    We got super wet!

    Jess and I went on a roller coaster before we decided to try and find where we claim our games tickets she pre bought. It took us ages to find the spot and there was no one there...
    another family was there - they ended up just taking a toy from the stand πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚
    I lent over the counter and got the games coupons we had bought and maybe some extra one hahahah 😝😝
    How stupid of them.
    We played some games - we lost of course - before we took Jaxon back to the water play section to play in before we left.
    Uhm ok so the English are ridiculous. So many kids running around in this water.. I took a step in and my foot nearly fell off from frostbite.
    Jaxon was clinging into Jess for dear life and his teeth chattering so that didn't last long hahah
    Will took Jaxon on a train ride which was so very cute.
    Jess and Will went on a water slide together right at closing time and got saturated hahaha
    They had to change clothes.
    Great day.

    Then began a new adventure.
    We headed to Dover. Our phones told us that would take just under two hours but our stupid car gps thought the quickest route would be to take us through London city............... it was not.
    How these people don't have breakdowns on a daily basis? It's actually ridiculous. I could not do it daily.
    It took us over 4 hours to get there and when we did it was 9 something so well and truly dark.

    - we got McDonald's on the way - the only drive through we have seen the whole way.

    Then came the stress lol
    So we found the place but no one answered the door...
    Jess reread her email and in fine print at the bottom of her confirmation email it said CALL ahead and organise the collection of your keys.
    Jaxon is rightfully loosing his shit by now.
    He pretty much slept the whole 4 hours though so gold star for him.

    Ok so we found a pay phone but of course the man didnt answer did he πŸ˜’πŸ˜’πŸ˜’

    A few tries later - as Jess was leaving the booth THE PHONE RANG 😁luckily she hadn't left because the ring was so faint.
    She got instructions and off we went.

    Got there and couldn't open the door πŸ˜‚
    We then ignored the instructions given to us and tried a different door which worked ... like honestly..

    Whatever we have a bed YAY.

    It would be a nice place if it was clean but it was pretty gross..

    Crashed pretty hard.
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