Place in the Sun   8 comments

A few months ago my wife and I decided to have a drive down to the coast and walk along the white cliffs of Dover, We grabbed the dog,camera and a jacket and off we went. About an hour later we parked in a spot and once we were booted up and dog on a lead off we went, 10 mins later and after talking to another dog walker we found we were at the wrong place and could not get to the cliffs this way. Boots off, dog back in the car and 1 mile later we were at the correct place. Boots back on dog on lead and again we set off.

This is the starting point, above the port of Dover.

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Dover is the world’s busiest passenger port, with 16 million travellers, 2.1 million lorries, 2.8 million cars and motorcycles and 86,000 coaches passing through it each year.

Once you turn your back on the port and walk a few hundred yards, this is the view.

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You can now walk for as long as you like, with the next point of interest being the South Foreland Lighthouse and then down into St Margarets Bay, Kingsdown, Walmer and Deal, we were meeting friends in Deal for lunch so after a couple of hours walk we were back in the car. We decided to drive to Deal along the coast road and as we went through St Margaret’s at Cliffe, Jeanette spotted a neat looking house for sale, I carried on driving thinking nothing of it, we ended up down at the bay and realised we could not drive to Deal this way and had to go back up the hill, on doing this I said we’ll go back and check out the house, this was it.

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It’s an old fire station and was built in 1970 in St Margaret’s and was one of the first fire stations in Kent to alert the crew by Pocket Alerter instead of the traditional siren. Kent Fire Brigade was rebranded Kent Fire & Rescue Service on 1 October 2003. The station closed on 1 April 2012 along with nine other fire stations in Kent due to restructuring by Kent Fire & Rescue Service.

Anyway to cut a long story short, we put an offer in,(accepted)  and we picked up the keys last Friday, it’s our new holiday home.

I found a couple of old photos on the net.

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And before you ask, No there is not a pole inside, only the flag pole outside.

 

For those who would like to follow the adventures of my Brother and his wife as they cruise around the world please check out his travel blog here

I-phone Friday   4 comments

A few more from Malta, Dock 6 according to the metadata from my iPhone, of course that is where I’m standing, I’m looking towards Senglea it’s a fortified city in the east of Malta, mainly in the Grand Harbour area. It is one of the Three Cities in the east of Malta, the other two being Cospicua and Vittoriosa, and has a population of slightly below three thousand people. The city’s title Città Invicta was given because it managed to resist the Ottoman invasion at the Great Siege of Malta in 1565. The name is Senglea since the grandmaster who built it, Claude de la Sengle, gave this city a part of his name.

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Have a great weekend.

Posted April 17, 2015 by rigmover in Malta

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Iphone Friday   14 comments

I haven’t done an iPhone post for a while, mainly because I forget my phone is a camera, I know this sounds strange but when I have a camera around my neck I just don’t even think about my phone/camera, so to get around this I left my camera at home last weekend while I was in Malta.

So here’s a bit of Malta on an iPhone.

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And of course doors, I can’t walk pass door with character without taking a snap.

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Have a great weekend.

Posted March 27, 2015 by rigmover in My Work

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Tenerife   11 comments

Last November we towed a rig from Morocco to Tenerife, last time I was in Tenerife it was the middle of summer and I never got to see the island from the sea, it make a nice change to arrive in the winter months and approach from the sea, you get a whole new perspective. We anchored just off Santa Cruz on the South East tip of the island where it is alway lush and green as these shots show.

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Another small village, either one I would move to if I could.

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Posted January 22, 2015 by rigmover in Tenerife

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2014 in review   5 comments

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 20,000 times in 2014. If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would take about 7 sold-out performances for that many people to see it.

Click here to see the complete report.

Posted January 5, 2015 by rigmover in Jerusalem

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