Tony Grist (poliphilo) wrote,
Tony Grist
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A Breezy Day At The Birling Gap

A Spitfire made a couple of passes overhead, tipped a wing, did a complete roll. I imagine it was the same Spitfire that regularly flies over the farm- because how many can there be that are still flying?

Spitfires and the white cliffs- such an icon of Englishness, such a cliche- gets me every time.









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