The Oak Hotel
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... off the ferry is also fairly seamless. Again , no customs, no checkpoint, no bag searching. Not that we are doing anything particularly wrong, but if we were to be that way inclined it doesn't seem like it would be too hard to smuggle something across the border!
We leave the port near Dunkerque, and head into the city centre. Looks like most other port cities, nothing too flash, of course people are driving on the other side of the road and their are roundabouts ...
... approached by some officials forewarning us that in the future where the turbines are being worked on there will be a 200m exclusion zone around them (which could cause yachtsmen some problems going through the Gat).
We got to Ramsgate in great time and spent most of the afternoon in the yacht club over looking the harbour.
... dock, a large castle atop the cliffs became visible. It was quite magnificent, so even though it was cold, we stayed out in the upper deck to see the white cliffs and the castle. The gulls surrounded the tail end of the ferry and glided in the wind. It was awesome watching the seagulls coast in groups behind us! It got too cold though, and the fog obscured the cliffs, so we went inside the most posh ferry either of us had ever ridden!
We had a nice ...
... in the country awarded by George IV in 1821
We were fascinated to see the cliff edges amongst the stone columns supporting the road above.
After dinner we watched another DVD but this time we used the speakers that we had bought earlier in the day. The sound was much better. A bargain at £6 we thought.
Does not look like we will be going again tomorrow!
... 29 minutes and 2 large cups of coke later (Not the best idea with a 2 hour wait for a boat looming..). I wandered about for a while but I an honestly say that there was nothing to do. The town also seemed to be struck by that curious contental disease of closing in the middle of the afternoon.. nothing was even open. Just wanting to be back hime, back to the car I plodded and as the rain started I pushed the chair back... found Radio 5 on the radio and thought of ...