Thursday, 22 June 2017
22.06.2017 - 22.06.2017
Today's forecast is at least 10 °C lower than yesterday. We decided to take a walk along the City Wall. There is only a small section that is accessible but it is worth the effort in that the wall provides an unrivalled view of parts of the city. We dropped in at the Bus Information Centre and the most helpful staff sorted out our day trip to Dover.
Almost everywhere there are remnants of stone structures and complete complexes of castle-looking buildings. The Christ Church University was very attractive but does not permit casual visitors through the gates. Unfortunately, most of the "attractions" want to charge what I consider to be an excessive entry fee.
We completed our circuit just before lunch to the sound of an approaching thunder storm. Decided to aim for somewhere close for lunch and were just inside when the sky opened up. In mere seconds the gutters were overflowing and pedestrians were ducking for any available cover. Those of us in the cafe were in no hurry to leave. We eventually braved the rain and were surprised that the drops appeared to be very large. We were able to dodge the puddles and flowing drains and arrived back in our room only slightly damp.
Within 30 minutes or so it was all over and we enjoyed the drop in temperature that persisted through the remainder of the day. Spent some time trying to access the Internet and try to plan our trip to Dover. Being unfamiliar with the local geography I relied on Google to work out distances between the bus terminal and some of the "attractions". Finally achieved a connection and was able to get the answers I was after. I'm beginning to realise that the printed maps make a town look bigger than it is because of the scale they use to fit in the many narrow streets and lanes.
Should sleep better tonight and will head off early tomorrow.
Until next time. Wishing you good health and safe travel.
Have a great day and stay well.
Cheers .. Tony