Rye, East Sussex

DSC_0804The past few days we have been staying in East Sussex. We wanted a base to explore Kent and be able to stay in a Oast House. We stayed at the Playden Oast Inn Just outside the town of Rye.

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The cathedral Gates to the Cathedral

The first stop on the way to Rye was the cathedral City of Canterbury. Time was limited so it was a short stroll around the old town and a lunch in a small courtyard drinking Moroccan mint tea and eating fresh baguette.

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Canterbury St

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Crooked House

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Moroccan Tea

Next day wasn’t brilliant so we set off for the Dover coast. There wasn’t any improvment in to weather but we managed to find the coast at St Margarets on Cliff. At the bottom of the cliff we were able to view the white chalk cliffs. Returning to the clifftop we found a tea shop and have our first cream tea of this trip. Known as a Devonshire Tea in Australia and always the start of a disscussion as to wether the cream or the jam should be spread on the scone first.

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Next day started with a beautiful morning so we headed into Rye, an ancient town. The town has a castle an a wall around the town.

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Along the narrow streets we could see a bigger building which was the town hall but just to the back it a tower was visible.

Church of St. Mary’s at the end of a narrow street hidden by other buildings. Looking down to the town from the church.

Inside the Church

Just inside the main door I noticed a pendulum swinging to and fro, quick thinking me put 2 and 2 together and realised it was the pendulum for the clock in the tower. In the bottom photo you can see the bell pull as well.

The church also had a Western Australian connection as the plague shows.

Old Pub

Later we drove to Hastings but the weather closed in again so our visit was cut short.

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