|my yellow New Year in June hat|
|British Heart Foundation's bikeathon Finish Line|
@ Brighton Beach with the Brighton Pier as background
|a nice view of the Brighton Wheel|
|the Royal Pavilion in Brighton|
Foremost to see was the Canterbury Cathedral, founded in 597 AD as the home of the leader of the Anglican Church. It is where Archbishop Thomas Becket was murdered in 1170 by knights of King Henry II in the struggle between the power of the Church and State. The Cathedral became a popular place for pilgrimage, especially after his posthumous veneration as St. Thomas, and is now a World Heritage Site.
|Westgate of the Roman Wall in Canterbury|
Judging by these two lovely towns, the vibrant, colorful, and creative Brighton, Londoners' favorite day trip, and Canterbury, a historic city, a World Heritage Site, and a pilgrim's favorite, our English road trip promises to be a memorable one! Especially since my daughter Trish and granddaughter Yeye are joining us!