Rye is another city that was associated with the Cinque Ports. It also is no longer on the sea. It sits on a hill and has steep and intricate streets and very interesting old buildings. Hopefully these shots give you an idea of the steepness!
We had a lovely pub lunch in the Ypres Inn (pronounced wiper) that sits beneath the Ypres Tower...
and has a view of the river making it's way to the sea.
The Ypres Tower. Here Nan is instructing Peter on the use of her digital camera.
One of the resulting shots!
Later we climbed up to St. Mary's church with its picturesque church yard.
We were able to climb up into the church tower to take these panoramas. Can you see the sea?
Other views from the top. Hi, Maria!
the church yard again, and another gate.
The main street in the center. The Mermaid on the right is a very expensive place to eat and to stay. Reputedly it is haunted.
Peter's parting shot!
Trip Report 5
Nan C. Schaller