I started a blog about a recent trip to Rye and then forgot to post it. So here’s the blog about Rye and I have added on the lovely day I had in Hastings with my sister Abi on Wednesday too.
Monday nights have become the new going out night in our house. Inspired by a need to hit my 10,000 steps a day and wanting to amuse Harvey in the holidays we planned a late afternoon walk. I work from home on a Monday so our excursions always begin late afternoon or early evening.
The rain ambushed our plans to walk round Bodiam castle so instead we went to Rye. Nearly every building in the old part of town is worthy of a photo.
I love the effects of this one as it looks as if the tunnel is spinning.No danger of deep water at low tide.We popped in to a pub for a little drink.Cheers.This is the house opposite the pub – love the house name.The 15th Century building housing the Mermaid pub was a great place to have a drink and a relax.Beside the river we walked past Ferry Cottage. Rye has such an interesting history.It also had a great playground which Harvey was very happy to use while I made my 10,000 step target by walking along the river bank.We nearly stayed in but I am really glad we went out. I walked my 10,000 steps and we enjoyed pottering about the lovely then of Rye.
On Wednesday I had a day off and Harvey and I went to Hastings. This is such a surprising town. Close to the centre of town was this lane which seemed as if it should be in a rural location.We walked in to the Old Town.Once upon a time I would have gone for coffee and cake. Nowadays I rarely eat sweet things like cake as it is too hard to find vegan versions. I have not become ultra healthy though as I have swapped the coffee and cake for a drink and a packet of crisps and nuts.Which is exactly what I had in the First In Last Out pub. We enjoyed ourselves in this traditional pub.I met my sister Abi with my lovely nieces and nephew and we had fish and chips on the beach. Well, I had chips.After lunch we went up the funicular to the East Hill where there is a large country park.Plus great views of the Old Town and the beach.We walked down from the Country Park and along some charming roads, back to the Old Town.
I spy with my little eye, some gorgeous cherry print deckchairs I might aspire to own.The new pier beckoned. It is such a great space to walk along with fabulous views back to shore.We had a lovely day and left Hastings bathed in bright sunshine. I can’t wait until we can have a lovely day in Hastings and don’t have to walk away.