Riding the Train to Rye

English trains are great… clean.. quiet.. comfortable and on time. We changed trains twice on the trip from Bournemouth to Rye, never waiting more than 15 minutes for a connecting train.

Leaving Bournemouth for Rye

Leaving in the early morning for Rye… yours truly… putting the ‘mouth’ in ‘Bournemouth’.

Early morning in the Southhampton train station

Minutes later… changing trains in the Southhampton station

Meeting friends from Rye.. in Rye.

Meeting up with friends from Rye.. in Rye.

Could this be 'Simple Simon the Pieman' of nursery rhyme fame?

Could this be the ‘Simple Simon the Pieman’ of nursery rhyme fame?

Lunch and drinks at 'The George' hotel... only 350 years old... a 'new build' in these parts

Lunch and drinks at ‘The George’ hotel… only 350 years old… a ‘new build’ in these parts

Strolling around the colorful backstreets of Rye

Strolling around the colorful backstreets of Rye. This is Mermaid Street.

Rye Castle fortifications overlook was originally the bay, now filled in.

Rye Castle fortifications originally overlooked the bay… the channel having long since been filled in by erosion.

The parish church of Rye

The parish church of Rye

Enjoying the view from Rye Castle with friends from Rye

Enjoying the view from Rye Castle with friends from Rye

The grounds of the Rye parish is covered tombstones dating from the 16th and 17th centuries.

The grounds of the Rye parish are covered with tombstones dating from the 16th and 17th centuries.

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