Strait of Dover


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Noun1.Strait of Dover - the strait between the English Channel and the North Sea; shortest distance between England and the European continent
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I may say that it was with no regret that we bid adieu to Tigerland, as we rechristened the ancient Devon, and, beating out into the Channel, turned the launch's nose southeast, to round Bolt Head and continue up the coast toward the Strait of Dover and the North Sea.
Gusts in excess of 60mph are likely around coasts of Bristol Channel, English Channel and through the Strait of Dover."
Gales of 60mph could affect coasts along Bristol Channel, English Channel and the Strait of Dover on Saturday while strong, thundery showers may lead to flooding in Scotland.
The 40-year-old crossed the Strait of Dover, landing in St Margaret's Bay, Kent, yesterday morning having taken off from Sangatte, near Calais.
The 40-year-old crossed the Strait of Dover, landing in St Margaret's Bay, Kent, yesterday morning, having taken off from Sangatte, near Calais.
The 40-year-old crossed the Strait of Dover, landing in St Margaret's Bay, Kent, on Sunday morning having taken off from Sangatte, near Calais.
For this latest attempt, a larger boat and refuelling platform were used during the 22-mile (35.4km) journey over the Strait of Dover. Mr Zapata received widespread attention during the annual Bastille Day parade in Paris last month, when he took part in a military display on his futuristic flyboard.
What name is given to the section of the Atlantic Ocean between the British Isles and the continent north of the Strait of Dover? 10.
With crew member and husband Mark Green keeping her hydrated, nourished and motivated, on July 29, 1994, Cleveland became the 445th person to swim the channel's Strait of Dover since it was first accomplished by Captain Matthew Webb in 1875.
Meanwhile, Britain has deployed HMS Mersey in the Strait of Dover to prevent the inflow of illegal migrants to the UK through the English Channel.
The moves by the French authorities come after a Royal Navy vessel was deployed to patrol the Strait of Dover amid concern about the increase in crossings.
The Home Secretary, who abandoned a holiday amid mounting criticism of the Government's response to the crisis, said 539 crossed the Strait of Dover in 2018 - 80% in the last three months.