Of all the places I have visited this trip, the French coastline along the English Channel ranks as possibly my most favorite. At only 34 km (21 m) from the coast of England, the white cliffs of Dover can often be seen from Cap Gris Nez (Cape Grey Nose) on a clear day. Towards Calais, Cap Blanc Nez (Cape White Nose) is just as beautiful a spot, with luxurious white beaches spreading out between the two points.
Bunkers dating from WWII serve as reminders that this beautiful coastline has also experienced the horrors of war, but the pastoral views of grazing sheep, opalescent water, chalk cliffs and various ships at sea help to soften the heart.
By clicking on any photo below you can pull up larger sized pictures. The cliffs of Dover may be seen in the background of the photo with the lone sailboat.