Sunday, August 26, 2007

Dover Castle

On Thursday morning, I went to the office, filed some reports, did a few hours of work that I needed to get done and returned to The Villa around lunchtime. We were off to Dover to tour Dover Castle.

In a classic Good News/Bad News moment, the weather cast last night was for blue skies to return to southern England early this morning. The Bad News? Well, the bad news was that the forecast was about as accurate as any that have been given on the BBC this week. Once again, the forecast was about as accurate as the president's claims that we are "winning the war."

We headed south on the motorway to the southeast coast. It was a great. Well, except for the constant rain. The traffic was not bad, the directions we had were pretty good and we made it to the castle in just over an hour.

We toured the castle and grounds in the rain. We hoped that the rains would give way to, if not sunlight then at least to, a gray overcast. But it was not to be. We decided at mid-afternoon, the rain was too oppressive to keep touring. So we did the only thing we could count of to make the afternoon pick-up. We went looking for a pub.

Unfortunately, the only pub we could find was closed and we headed back to Thames Ditton without the beers and bar snacks. All-in-all, though, it was a great day.

Wherever you are today, I hope you have a great day!

Don Bergquist - 26 August 2007 - Thames Ditton, Surrey, UK

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