With a long bank holiday approaching last Friday and the weather being lovely, I decided to escape London, again, and impulsively booked myself into a friendly B&B in Dover.
Now Dover as such is not that exiting, it’s a typical harbour city overflooded with French tourists and with a huge ferry terminal. I wasn’t in Dover to see Dover. I was in Dover to see a lighthouse.
The South Foreland lighthouse to be more exact. This lovely white lighthouse can only be reached by foot and demands a beautiful walks on the cliffs.
It was possible to get a guided tour of the lighthouse. I ended up on my own with a guide who knew all ins and outs of lighthouses and got told all the secrets of this particular one, it was great. Did you know that all lighthouses in a 100 miles area have their own light pattern (as in how many flashes they give, and how long the time is in between a light flash?)?
Being afraid of heights, some lighthouses are simply to hard for me to climb. This one was not too high but the view from the top was great.
Slightly tilted because of my wide angle lens.
And I am really not looking for dogs for pictures when I am out and about, but this one simply walked towards me and posed! How could I not take a picture of him.
I’ve made a map of the lighthouses I would like to visit. I think that will keep me busy for a while.
Some more Dover and surroundings pictures soon.
Here in London the summer has started.