After the trip to Canterbury, I continued to take the train for nearly an hour to Dover, the most southeast harbor city in the UK. What attracts me most here are the endless white cliffs, the castles on the cliffs, and the harbor that connects Britain and the European continent. It is a pity that due to time when I came to Dover, the closing time of the castle was approaching, so I could only walk up the white cliffs along the promenade to enjoy the charming harbor view.
Today, the White Cliffs of Dover have been transformed into a nature reserve, which is operated and managed by the National Trust. The white cliffs constitute the main landscape of the British southeast coastline, extending eastward from Brighton, Eastbourne, and Hastings to Folkestone, Dover, and Ramsgate. The radar station on the cliff still serves the military service today. On the day I came, I was very lucky to see that the Spitfire fighters once used by the British Air Force during World War II often appeared in the sky. I am actually very curious about how these old aircraft have been maintained in good conditions until now.
Dover is the closest town in the British Isles to the European continent. It is separated from the French Calais by a shallow English Channel (less than 40km). This is a rather ordinary town, due to the Dunkirk retreat in World War II and the 1944 Allied D-Day landing operation in Normandy. In the early days of World War II, the Luftwaffe carried out a large-scale air raid on the United Kingdom. Dover was set up as a front-line air defense intelligence station. The earliest air exploration radar of mankind was installed here. Due to the exhaustion of the war and the shortage of men, many women set foot on their jobs as soldiers for the first time, working at the radio monitoring station here to monitor the movements of the German army.
Due to its unique geographic location, it was later developed into a major ferry port connecting the European continent. The coast under the cliff was reclaimed from the sea to form a large sheltered area, and a large circle of breakwaters protected it. All trucks traveling between the two sides of the strait are loaded or driven out here and go to various logistics destinations. Of course, the United Kingdom drives a right-hand drive, which is different from other European countries. Therefore, when trucks leave the ferry, they must reverse lanes in the port area, which is pretty much like the Luohu, Futian, and Shenzhen Bay ports used to connect Shenzhen and Hong Kong in China.
Later, the United Kingdom and European Union countries jointly funded the construction of an undersea tunnel connecting the two places. The Eurostar train runs on this road tunnel, going southwest from London St. Pancras Railway Station, and sinking through the tunnel from Dover, passing through the strait, and finally reaching the Paris North Station in France and Antwerp Railway Station in Belgium at the other end of the sea.
There are a large number of relatively loose Cretaceous rock formations in the southeastern United Kingdom. Under the action of hundreds of millions of years of glacial penetration and wind-eroded river waves, the edge rock formations collapsed and fell off, gradually forming endless white cliffs on the southeast coast of the United Kingdom. It has also become an important symbol of Britain. Coming over from the other side of the strait by boat, the first thing I saw was the long line of white cliffs. During World War I and World War II, millions of British soldiers expeditions to Europe. In countless diary notes left over, this white cliff has also become an important part of their nostalgia for their hometown.
Cape Dover, across the sea from Calais, France. The endless oceans, blue coasts, and turbulent North Atlantic waves bear the myth of how many sailing enthusiasts. Overlooking the busy Dover Ferry Port. Affected by the epidemic, freight trucks are sparse