England: White Cliffs of Dover

White Cliffs of Dover is one of the most spectacular sights in the UK and has long been on my bucket list. A line of 100 meter (300 feet) vertical white chalk cliffs is beyond amazing and was the first sight people saw when approaching from the continental Europe for centuries. Hiking on top of the cliffs is an an unbelievable experience and the trails go for miles – as you approach the edge, you can gaze down into the blue abyss below the sparking white walls of chalk. The White Cliffs are walls of almost pure white chalk that extend for miles east and west of Dover, facing the Channel and Europe. The white chalk is apparently very fragile and unstable and collapses at an average rate of 1cm per year, although chunks the size of a football fields have broken off over the last decade. (I didn’t realize this when I stood at the VERY edge, taking these pictures).

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