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... a fantastic 1950’s classic!!
Tangent. My bad.
Back to the Castle. So, not content with the gigantic climb up to the castle, I proceeded to climb up to its highest point. Well, almost highest. They locked the last little bit off (pic 10). Anyway, the High Tower (pic 11) had another 116 steps (pic 12) to reach the top. There were even steps to the windows (pic 13), that’s how step happy these people were. Hee hee.
Once up top (pic 14), there were ...
... feature in an otherwise quiet and gentle landscape and quite a spectacle to behold.
Fludir - Following the advice of a particularly helpful and attractive Nordic beauty in the tourist office, we finally tracked down the Secret Lagoon. Much quieter and less touristy than its famous big brother, the Blue Lagoon, this little gem of a natural thermal pool was a real find. Even the taxi driver hadn't heard of it and was amazed when we came ...
Our first visit of the day was Dover Castle. It is located right on the English Channel and you can see France from there. It is at the narrowest part of the English Channel and for 6,000 years has seen traffic between Britain and France. The castle has been continuously garrisoned for over nine centuries,
The location began as a lighthouse built by the Romans. William the Conqueror added fortifications to the site after the battle of Hastings. Henry II extensively ...
... Driving in England is nuts. You know the Mighty Mouse ride at Aussie World, well yeah it's like that. You will be going slow and then all of a sudden really fast up and down a hill. Then you think your heading straight and all of a sudden you jerk to the left and take a side street. And if your with Mike he takes every back street to avoid lights and traffic. It's very crazy driving and it's weird because people park on both sides of the street so only ...
... fingers crossed we have fewer problems from here on.
One thing we are going to have to get used to is the lack of parking facilities for motorhomes in England compared to France, where we found parking very easily: most towns and attractions had designated and clearly signposted parking especially for motorhomes. Here, if you can even get into a public carpark to start with (many have height barriers restricting access), you apparently have to ...