(Dirty windshield, not a UFO.)
Roman Lighthouse built in the first century, below:
Rooms inside the castle were set up as they would have been when the castle was used.
From the roof:
Looking at the main entrance: guard's house next door
Can you see France? It is visible, but a little hard to see here.
Our next stop was Southend-on-Sea. Prior to our trip, I researched seaside towns in southern in England. I do regret this choice, as I think Brighton or Portsmouth would have been better. Live and learn, I suppose! Southend has a boardwalk, casinos, and an amusement park. All of which were empty. It's possible that not being there on a weekend was part of it? Their other claim to fame is the longest pier in the world (1.34 miles out into the Thames estuary, where the river meets the North Sea). Our B&B though, was the best one of the trip!
Walking down the pier...
We reached the end, and this was the view back to the shore:
Chronologically speaking, the Harry Potter exhibit followed in the morning and then we returned the car. You've already seen that, and our remaining three days in London! So what does this mean? Tomorrow I'll have bonus photos, stories, and reviews. I can't believe I'm almost finished recapping this trip. I want to go back! Thanks for letting me relive it with you!