The beach at Deal
Full winter gear at the beach--it's still very cold, even though we had some sun!
It's hard to get a good idea of the shape without seeing it from above:
The rounded walls make it more resistant to cannonballs
It was built in 1540 as part of Henry VIII's Cinque Ports coastal defences
I love how it's right on the beach!
Inside the keep
St. Peter's Church
St. Peter's Church
Barbican, where the toll table was posted
Thomas Paine's cottage--he lived and worked here briefly as a young corset-maker, long before his pamphlet-writing days in America.
Old Gaol (Jail) in Sandwich
The white cliffs of Dover and Dover Castle
A shot without the peanut gallery in the way
Notre Dame de Calais
The architecture in both Calais and Dover is very 50's/60's, because they were so damaged in the war.
Richard had poached cabillaud (cod) with Bearnaise sauce
I had the moules mariniere and frites
Mousse au chocolat
Gateaux aux deux chocolats (two-chocolate cake)
On the ferry back to Dover
On top of the white cliffs
On the site of an anti-aircraft gun
View of Dover Castle
View of the port
Dover Castle keep
Dover Castle was built by Henry II in the 12th century
They had real fires in the King's bedchamber--such an authentic display!
Royal Chapel in the castle keep--Thomas Becket was supposed to have prayed here en route to Canterbury from France
View from the roof of the keep
The new officer's barracks (19th century)
Admiral Sir Bertram Ramsay was in charge of both the evacuation of Dunkirk and the D-Day landings, planned here in the tunnels under the castle
Entrances to the tunnels--there are 3 levels and 2 are open to the public. The one on the left is the underground hospital and the one on the right is the main one (command posts, communication, barracks, cafeteria, etc.)
The tower on the right is a Roman-era lighthouse
The church, St. Mary de Castro, is Saxon-era
Entrance to the Tunnels--we weren't allowed to take photos inside
Trying on a wren uniform jacket--Women's Royal Naval Service
Richard had seen this photo when he visited here with his dad--the man sitting in the foreground is Richard's great-grandfather (David's mother's father). It's so amazing to think he worked in the tunnels!