Thursday, 15 March 2012

The white cliffs of Dover

This isn't really a swim-related post, except that the white cliffs of Dover are completely iconic of the English Channel, and anyone who has swum the Channel and sneakily peaked backwards in the first couple of hours will tell you that they never seem to get any further away. But yesterday, the cliffs experienced one of their periodic collapses, probably as a result of the rainfall over the winter. I love the whiteness of the newly exposed cliff face, and the pile of thousands of tonnes of chalk rubble seeping slowly into the sea. Particularly in the first shot, you can see the history of these collapses bitten into the coastline. Amazing.

But next time I'm there, I won't be walking quite so close to the edge.

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