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Thursday, August 06, 2009

Romney Marsh and Rye

I was absent from the ranks of bloggers on Tuesday to visit my cousins in Kent. They always invite my best friend along as part of the family, since she looked after everyone's needs at my mother's funeral.

We visited Rye, just across the border in Sussex. It is an ancient (actually, antient) town, part of the Cinque Ports confederation that was set up in the 12th century to protect the south coast of England. There are some very old buildings. Parts of the church date to the lare 11th century.

My cousin June flanked by her husband Mick
and my friend Susanna outside the castle.
You can just see the Romney Marsh wind farm in the distant.
The turbines are quite attractive, though massive.
There are loads of wattle-and-daub houses in Rye. I like
this one because it keeps its natural colours - the supposed
"traditional" black-and-white was a Victorian invention.

Nevertheless, you can't fault this amazingly beautiful building
that overlooks the church.

We had lunch at The Woolpack, a pub - or perhaps I
should say inn - that dates back to the
15th century.

We had a great day, with the weather - forecast to be rainy - keeping fine, hot and sunny for us.


SnarkAngel said...

Glad to hear you had a great time and that the weather cooperated. The buildings are, indeed, beautiful. I think we can manage to spare you for one day (but only ONE, of course!).

Tess said...

Sounds like you had a wonderful day!

Anonymous said...

...and I was at work :0(

ann said...

... and I was at work too!!!!!

I remember taking my tribe when they were little to the cinque ports and Deal has some rather special memories for me from a former (single) lifetime ;>)

good photography

Eliza said...

Glad the weather kept fine for you..always a relief when you do anything in this country :-)

I've never visited that area of England, but it looks like somewhere I'd enjoy. Thank You for sharing your wonderful pictures

fuzzytweetie said...

Oh, I envy you. Fabulous pictures. The buildings are wonderful. Glad you and a great time and good weather.

unknown author said...

I so love reading your blog. You visit such wonderful places. Thank you for the pictures and stories about them.

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JoJo said...

I love your travel tours and photos!! What a beautiful town and the old buildings are spectacular!!

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