Tuesday, 21 August 2007
Is it Winter?
I'm typing as Gino is taking a little nap and hopefully he'll post something later tonight.
I'm calling this one "is it winter?" because last night it truly felt like a very chilly winter evening in Santa Monica. So... that might give you an idea of the current status of the weather. It is truly ever-changing... today it was pouring rain at one moment, windy the next and then sunny and warm in the afternoon. That being said it's looking like change might be on its way for the end of the week. Please keep up the good weather vibes for Gino.
The past two days have been filled with a couple side trips. We drove with Mike C. yesterday to Canterbury. The last time I was there I had just turned 16 so it has been 17 years since I had been there but it was much as I remember it. The cathedral there is beautiful and we toured through it and the very charming, cobblestoned streets. Gino took a 45 minute swim in the afternoon and then his usual 5-6pm nap :-)
This morning we took a drive down to the town of Folkestone, where our boat the Pathfinder is docked.... you can see in the picture that unless we are at high tide the boat isn't exactly going anywhere (the Pathfinder is the blue boat in the center). We also stopped and hiked around an area called Samphire Hole, an area created by all the displaced land when they dug the Chunnel and also nearby to where Gino will officially start his swim.
We cruised back to Dover and Gino swam for an hour and we spent the rest of the afternoon in the Town Square of Dover having tea and looking for gatorade.
We move out of our current accomodations tomorrow to take up residence in a little B&B in town called the Victoria, which is closer to the harbour and town centre and Mr. Mike Coyle.
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