IF YOU CLICK ON THIS HI RES PIC,YOU WILL SEE A KESTREL DIVING ON ITS PREY
THE VIEW FROM THE CLIFF TOP CAFE
THE LUSH,JUNGLE LIKE VEGETATION ON THE WAY DOWN
THIS CHAP WAS DISORIENTED,AND LOOKS LIKE A RACING PIGEON,QUITE FRIENDLY
SAMPHIRE HO LOOKING TOWARDS FOLKESTONE
UP THE TUNNEL FROM THE HOE TO THE CLIFF TOP PATH
DOVER PORT IN THE DISTANCE
THE GUT CHURNING STEEP CLIFF
ALL PICS HI RES,CLICK TO ENLARGE
We Rvd at the Clifftop cafe and had some refreshment(I had saved up for a breakfast).We set off down the steep,treacherous,deadly cliff path,through the sub tropical undergrowth,until we arrived at the railway bridge,which we crossed to the beach.Along the extensive concrete platform at the base of the chalk cliffs and then on to the shingle beach.A nice onshore breeze was blowing all day making it tolerableThe tide was out(excellent planning)and we saw a Peregine Falcon take a Gull(?)and return to its nest on the cliff face with a lot of mewing.On arrival at the Samphire Ho,we stopped for a drink,we did a lot of stopping ,as the more active members were not with us this week ,so we dawdled a bit.
After an ice cream at the Hoe,we walked up the tunnel(surprisingly easy)and then on to the cliff top path(hard work)through lots of prickly gorse,and looking out for adders.It seemed longer going back,so we stopped for a rest and a lie down.We eventually got back to the cafe,whre we had a refreshing cup of tea and scones.
7 miles 3 of us 4 hours.