3 blog posts in one day?!?! It must feel like Christmas to all of you. :D
So, after Calais, I had another week of classes...only I was sick! I think I must've just gotten some sort of cold from being out in the rain all day. I had a really bad cough and my nose was stuffed. I got some Halls for my throat so I wouldn't cough as much. They kind of helped, but I still had a really hard time going to sleep at night because I could not stop coughing. It was a dry cough too, so it just hurt. I went out and bought some Vitamin C on Tuesday (they are chewable and taste like orange!) and have been eating them non-stop. I didn't go out at all and just tried to sleep as much as I could even if I was booking ALL of my trips during every weekend. Currently I have one last weekend that is free, but could be filled up very quickly once I hear back from a friend to see if they want to go with me. I'm trying to squeeze in day trips right now because I just don't have room! haha
It's (technically) Sunday right now, and I feel a lot better. I sometimes cough, but it's just once. At first I didn't think I was ever going to get better! This weekend is the longer fieldtrip that was planned for us. We're going to Windsor, Oxford, Bath, and Stonehenge. I'm excited to finally see these things I've been learning about in art history for the past year. It will be weird to take a class at ISU on art and know that I've already see a lot of the things they are talking about.
This past friday, we had our first away day trip. We went to Dover which is about 30 minutes away. This is part of the Dover Castle. It was VERY foggy that morning, so some of my pictures are kind of crappy, but it did get better by the end of the day. This kind of looks like Hogwarts, so I like it even if it is foggy. We had a tour of the Secret Wartime Tunnels there and then we were free to roam around. Pictures were not allowed in the tunnels, so I don't have any, but it was still really cool. I guess everyone knew about them when they were used, but they were called a secret because people didn't know what was going on in them.
This is the main part of Dover castle. There's different buildings all over so it kind of reminded me of a campus where the buildings were buildings for classes. It is also found on a GIANT hill that you had to go up. But annnyway.
We went up to the very top of this (by STAIRS) and looked out to everywhere. It was really pretty to see the town of Dover below us. It was still kind of foggy, but very nice still.
Dover is a nice little town to visit, plus it's close to where I live.
I did take a TON of pictures of rooms on the inside of the castle (kitchens and bedrooms and such), this was the best part! These are the White Cliffs of Dover. They are on the shoreline of the English Channel and are made of chalk which is very strange. I kind of wish I had gotten a piece that fell off on the trail there, but I guess it'll have to be okay! It was a VERY steep trail up, but it was beautiful once we got up there.
Just as a comparison, that's Dover Castle...a.k.a. where we had just walked from. We had to walk down into the town and then walk back UP to the Castle. At one point in time, it got really sunny and hot. I bought and drank 4 bottles of water within 3 hours. blah.
I hope you all caught what I was doing there with the all cap words. By the end of the day, it felt like I had climbed Mount Everest. Seriously...all that uphill and stairs made my calves want to not be part of my body. Even now, they are very sore. Walking around doesn't hurt, but the second I'm going on stairs it's slightly painful. Hopefully it won't last too long. And now I leave you with this last picture from the White Cliffs. It's the Cliff, the port, and the English Channel.