Friday, 29 June 2007

Langdon Bay

The Cliffs above Langdon Bay looking north-east towards St Margaret's Bay. The walk from the Lighthouse to Langdon is beautiful, at least it should be in summer. Today was more like October than the end of June. The sky cleared briefly a couple of times but the clouds quickly returned. In an area normally wonderful for butterflies, I saw just one "white". They had more sense than I did and stayed at rest.

Dover Harbour, looking west from Langdon Bay. One of the Seafrance ferries leaves the calm of the harbour and enters a choppy channel.

The Radar station at Langdon monitors the traffic in the Straits of Dover, one of the busiest shipping areas in the world. It is also the site of the Met Office weather station for Dover, although the normal last six hour summary has been unavailable for the last few days.
Although I missed out on the butterflies, this Peregrine shot over my head as I reached the National Trust car park. More information about this walk can be found at the Whitecliffs Countryside Project site

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