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White cliffs of Dover

The white cliffs of Dover as seen from the ferry to Calais
Via Francigena 2019 - England - Canterbury to Dover

July 15th 2019
Hiking from Canterbury to Dover This year we decided to take the first week of our vacation to go on a hike. The trail we chose is an ancient pilgrim route called Via Francigena. The route goes from Canterbury in England to Rome in Italy. We have no intension of walking all of it. We don't have the time. Walking all of it would take maybe three months. But also, it wouldn't be fun. W ... read more
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British Flag Great Britain, the dominant industrial and maritime power of the 19th century, played a leading role in developing parliamentary democracy and in advancing literature and science. At its zenith, the British Empire stretched over one-fourth of the ear... ... read more
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22nd August 2019

With its sheer cliffs of white chalk, it marks the closest part of England to the continental landmass. The White Cliffs of Dover are 300 feet tall and stretch for 10 miles to the east and west of the town of Dover.
23rd August 2019

Impressing sight
They are an impressing sight from a distance. Even from the French coast they are quite visible. It must have been so easy for the Germans to shoot at Dover during the WWII: "Fritz. Aim to ze left of thoze cliffs." Oh, tasteless joke perhaps... /Ake

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