Here is Patrick Boutoille with 2 of his children, Louise and Charles.
The two ladies are Nathalie Neville with Benedicte Boutoille. They have been best of friends for over 30 years.
Our ride over was very smooth with clear skies. We could see the White Cliffs of Dover so well. At first it seemed like they wouldn't be very tall and big, but the closer we got, the bigger they were. (Of course). The cliffs are actually 351 ft high. The striking facade is composed of chalk (pure, white calcium carbonate. These cliffs are symbolically very important to Britain because they face towards Continental Europe across the narrowest part of the English Channel. They are a symbolic guard against invaders.
Whenever I think of the White Cliffs of Dover, I am reminded of an old and very beautiful film and love story by the same name starring Irene Dunn.
After getting off the ferry, we drove into the city of Dover in the county of Kent and walked around. It was very nice there and very definitely a very different feel than either Belgium or France.
Front row: Louise, Virginie, Charles and Theo in front of the sign. The 2 14 yr old boys, one from each family, were at EFY.
We had a combo plate of several different meats; pork, steak, lamb, chicken, and sausage, along with a side salad and a "potato in a jacket".