26 February 2019

London to Canterbury on Christmas Day 2018

The only day in England when everything is closed and there is little to do, other than watching television or getting drunk, so I went for a drive. A long one...

The hastily planned route

Deserted roads

QE II bridge at the Dartford Crossing engulfed in mist


Dover Castle on the hill

Castle was closed today, of course

 The White Cliffs of Dover

If you look carefully you can see France

Looking back at the castle

Coastguard installation

Visitors centre at the cliffs

St. Margarets Bay


Kingsdown, Kent - a quaint little fishing village


Another coastal fortification - Deal Castle - the French were to close for comfort

Fishing boat - in regular use


Ramsgate harbour

The Cervia steam boat, once registered in London apparently


Looking north this time, we've passed the eastern tip of south-east England


The ornate entrance to Canterbury Cathedral

And the main tourist attraction of the UK these days, scaffolding!

This being Christmas Day, the cathedral was only open for service at set times

Customary nativity scene, a time honored tradition of christian churches worldwide

Art in the yard, some sort of Canterburian horse. The house in the background is the residence of the Archbishop of Canterbury

... and a very obese tree
I've made it back to London just before dark. Going for a drive, coming home with memories for a lifetime.