Friday, 9 September 2022

A Day Trip To Rye And Mermaid Street.

Continuing with recent trip to Blighty and taking in two Rock music festivals:


 We arrived in Canterbury on the Monday and stayed at a campsite until the next festival started on the Thursday.  We had heard rumours of train strikes and decided to base ourselves in Canterbury.

I spent a week there in 2019 when we visited A New Day Festival.  We decided to leave the rucksacks at the campsite that didn't accept CASH and explored parts of Kent and one day we caught the train to Rye in Sussex via Ashford.  I had never visited Sussex before.





















Hope you liked the photos?  I particularly like the one of the 🎨 artist painting the church.

I walked into a pie shop and noticed they wanted four pounds sixty for a pasty.  I refrained from buying one and purchased one in Gregg's back in Canterbury for one pounds eighty.  Another day out tomorrow. 


18 comments:

  1. It all looks very picturesque. Although I lived in Sussex for many years I never got to visit Rye.
    You have made me want to go there now.

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  2. It is very picturesque JayCee and close to the garden of England. It was well worth the visit thanks.

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  3. We often used to visit Rye, it was always such a lovely little town and It looks like it hasn't changed much which is nice to see. Thanks for posting Dave.

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    1. Rye is very olde worlde quintessentially English Deb. The shop produce seemed very expensive compared to the high street bakers like Greggs. They seem to having a lot of concerts in the parish church. I noticed that Imelda May was playing there.

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  4. There's a song called 'Good old Sussex by the Sea' I have sung it many times coming from Sussex myself. My Uncle lived in Rye and we often visited when I was young, such a pretty place. enjoy.
    Broiny
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  5. It is a very pretty place Briony. I just found some brass bands on You Tube playing Sussex by the Sea. I like brass bands. Thanks.

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  6. Your pictures remind me of a lovely holiday week that Shirley and I once had in Rye. A great little town and a fine base for exploring east Sussex. You were not far from Spike Milligan's grave in Winchelsea.

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  7. Thanks for that YP. Rye is an enchanting place. "I Told You I Was Ill." The epitaph in Irish written on his gravestone. I would have like to visitec his final resting place. A very funny man. Thanks.

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  8. I do like the photos. Reminds me of Powell and Pressburger and when I lived there about 50 years ago.

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  9. What a fabulous little yown Dave. We've been there (years ago) to contemplate the harbour and clearly did not spend enough time appreciating the landside. We'll got back on the strength of your photos.

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  10. A jewel in the Sussex crown Tigger. I am glad you like the photos.

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  11. Artist with lots of clobber stopping for a cup of tea! Typical! I've always fancied going to Rye,ever since watching the TV series (of the books) Mapp and Lucia, which was largely filmed there.

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  12. Do you have lots of clobber when you are painting your vegetables the veg artist? Rye is well worth visiting. Thanks.

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  13. Thank goodness you took so many photos. Lobe following you around. Thank goodness you found a cheaper pasty. Wouldn't want to miss out on one of those

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  14. Glad you are enjoying our trip Linda. Places like Wetherspoon's and Greggs help keep the cost down and roughing it camping in a tent. Pasties are something else we miss from Blighty. Although we found some Ginsters Cornish pasties in Iceland last week. Thanks.

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