Our day on foot in Canterbury was a great way see just how old everything is. We were in the cathedral very early to miss all the school excursion kids. For a while we had the whole place to ourselves.
We then went on a canal cruise. This canal was hand dug to get water to some mills. It’s only a few feet deep in a lot of places and our punt did scrape the bottom once. It was dug in the Saxon times, ?? hundred years ago. Very relaxing.
The next day was on the bike again. Off to see the White Cliffs of Dover. We even had the white fog.
Dover has a ferry terminal a little bit bigger than Circular Quay. Hundreds of semi trailers coming and going. In the hour we were on the cliff, 2 boats left and 2 arrived.
England does have a sandy beach.
Next was a house and garden – Scotney Castle. This is where you see the difference between the rich and poor in society. Its hard to imagine living in such surroundings.
The buildings on the lake are just the garden folly. The castle is in the background.
We were now getting into the country side and lots of little villages. Great riding. It takes a bit of getting use to the mile per hour speeds. 30 then 40 then 50. 50mph on roads that would be 50kph at home. Olga is handling the speeds easily however we haven't overtaken anyone yet. Navigator Janice seems to have worked out the GPS. Now she doesn't put in as many destinations at once as it only confused us and the GPS (Sabrina). Sabrina still gets sworn at but not as often.
We called in and had a look at another grand house - “Uppark”.
We enjoyed a picnic in the grounds of food we bought at a little village markets earlier in the day – slumming it.
We are now in Winchester for a look. Had a beer in a pub dating back to 1002. Old.