It is great to be in Cambridge, but it is also quite interesting to escape the bubble and explore the rest of England. Through the English Heritage website and Google Maps we found Reculver Towers, which is located an hour’s drive north of Dover on the south eastern tip of England. The Romans led by Aulus Plautius occupied England in 43AD without any opposition. During the first and second century a community grew up around Reculver, and in the third century the Romans built a fort there. In 669 an Anglo-Saxon monastery was founded on the location and a church was later built, and expanded into what we can see today. All this sounded very exciting, Charlie Schoonman, Kate Hair and I decided to drive down there to do a location photoshoot.
After a two hour drive we did a quick wandering around the area, then had some food at a local cafeteria, to give us some energy before heading out to do our dance photoshoot. There were so many great spots to use, and we got lots of great photos of Charlie and Kate. Here are some of my favourite photos from the day.
We had checked the tide before-hand on the internet, and it was a very low tide so we headed down to the beach to get some photos there as well.
The sunset was quickly approaching, but we decided to gamble and see if we could make it to Dover’s White Cliffs which was about an hour’s drive away. As we drove the sky lit up beautifully with golden hour light, and our phones drew a last sigh and ran out of battery. After a few wrong turns we finally made it to Dover, but unfortunately the skies were covered with clouds — not the colourful sunset we had hoped for. We got a couple of last photos, and then headed into town to get a much needed late night sandwich before driving back to Cambridge.
Many thanks to Charlie and Kate for a great little adventure! If you want to see more dance photos, check the dance category on the blog.