The Canterbury Cathedral
Fieldtrip!!! Today was so much fun! We left the Centre really early, and loaded our coach en route to Canterbury. What's at Canterbury? Glad you asked. It's an ancient city, more than 2000 years old. The Canterbury Cathedral, contains a thousand year record of English culture and achievement. Canterbury has been the fountainhead of English Christianity and also the murder of Thomas Becket. Ever heard of the Canterbury tales? Those are the tales the Pilgrims made on their pilgrimage to Canterbury. In the Cathedral is a spot marked where Thomas Becket fell.
Inside the Cathedral
Stained glass window... with the sun actually shining through!
What's in Rye? Just a quaint little town; cobble streets paths, a small community, and a few very old churches. This was such a fun stop. We just walked around the streets and enjoyed the view. There are only about seven streets. Mermaid Street was my favorite.
Up a random alley way- Meg, Betsey, Kristen, Sarajane, Michelle, Amanda, and Liz
A sad attempt at clicking our heels on the cobble streets of Rye.
The edge of Rye, behind me is endless countryside.
The place where the White Cliffs are highest is at Beachy Head. It rises 530 feet above the English Channel, the rock is chalk so it's always crumbling.
Sarajane and Me.
In 2000, a huge chunk of the Cliffs just crumbled into the sea...even if you are not right on the edge, it's still can be very dangerous.
Yes, this is me scaling the White Cliffs of Beachy Head! Impressed?