Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Dover Castle and Homemade SoapnSuch SALE

Hello, everyone! I'm finally back in blogland, albeit with a bit of jetlag. We had a wonderful 12 days in England, and for those of you who follow @cranberrymorning on Instagram, you're probably sick of photos, so I'll just post a few now and then. As much as I love England, it's always nice to come home to wide, straight roads, sunshine - along with cold temps and wind :-(  and to be awakened by the kittens fighting over my feet. 

The photos in this post are of Dover Castle and harbor, on the southeast coast of England. I've always wanted to see it, and I was not disappointed. I thought it was even more interesting and impressive than the Tower of London. In the photo below you can actually see the coast of France as you look across the breakwaters and the harbor. 

It was a beautiful, sunny day, and although there were the inevitable showers on our vacation, there were also large patches of sunshine. One just has to be prepared for every eventuality. A packable down jacket under a raincoat served me well. As soon as it got too warm, I could stuff the lightweight packable down into my day bag.

Dover Castle Keep

These last two photos are of earthworks around the castle, and on one side are very steep. I was surprised and delighted to see sheep zigzagging their way up the chalky embankment. It's a clever way to keep the grass trimmed.

I think these are Herdwick. Beatrix Potter bred Herdwick sheep
on her farm in the Lake District.


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Arlene G said...

So glad you are back and that you had a good trip Judy. I really enjoyed all the photos you posted on Instagram.

eileeninmd said...

Hello, welcome back. Sounds like your England trip was fun. I love the castle and beautiful views. Wonderful photos. Have a happy day and week ahead!

MadSnapper said...

I love this castle and wow I had no idea you can see France from England like that it puts it all into perspective for someone who's never been there. And of course you know I love those sheep. Welcome home glad you had a great trip

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I'm glad you are home safe and sound. What an amazing trip with wonderful sights. Love those sheep zigzagging! Beautiful...in every direction! Thanks for the sale. Hugs, Diane

Anonymous said...

Welcome back. What lovely pictures. The photo of the sheep is so sweet. Wishing you a nice day.

Julie said...

How I'd love to visit England someday. Cathedrals and Castles is where I'd like to spend most of my time. I enjoyed your photos very much!

Susie said...

Judy, You have truly seem some awesome sights. I love it all. I hope you show more photos. Blessings, xoxo, Susie

Cathy said...

I've enjoyed your pictures, so don't hesitate to show us more. Love the sheep. It reminds me of all the stories in the Bible referencing sheep.

Terri D said...

Welcome home!! These photos are just lovely (always!). I always forget to check in on Instagram. It's kind of off my radar so I haven't seen any of your photos. I've missed you here and look forward to seeing and reading more about your vacation!

Lynne said...

Welcome home . . .
I will never tire of your photos/pictures . . .

NanaDiana said...

Welcome back to Wisconsin, Judy. It sounds like you had a wonderful time and you did get some really great pictures. What a blessing to be able to travel and not have a lot of drama going on during the time you were there. There is so much going on in the world all the time, it seems.

Hope you have a great week. xo Diana

Creations By Cindy said...

Welcome back Judy. So glad you had a fun time. I love the pictures. How beautiful. I would love to go there one day. Hugs and blessings, Cindy

Vee said...

Welcome home, Judy. It’s great to know you are on this side of the Atlantic. I do fret sometimes when my blogging buddies are traveling, the world being what it is. The sheep seem to be very nimble indeed. Perhaps you could go into the “rent some sheep” business. Instagram was great! It was fun to follow along with your adventures and I am not tired seeing your photos. Share all you want!

ellen b. said...

Welcome home. I would never tire of photos from England. Just clicked on your follow button on Instagram.

Wendy said...

I'm glad you made it safely home and had a good visit my side of the pond. That map is so familiar to me! Lovely photos. Hopefully by now you're back on US time too.

Mike@Bit About Britain said...

They look like South Downs to me, CM...

Jean Heys said...

Hi! I'm a Canadian who has been reading and enjoying your blog for a while, though never commented, and thought you might be interested in James Rebanks' (@herdyshepherd) Instagram account: https://www.instagram.com/herdyshepherd1 He raises Herdwick and Swaledale Sheep in the Lake District and has written a wonderful book: A Shepherd's Life, highly recommended! Always posts lots of wonderful photos of rural England.


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