28 August 2014

The seven (ok, one) seas of Rye, an August bank holiday beach trip

Take one car, an argumentative SatNav, three Kiwis, a token Brit, add a dash of summer sunshine, a splash of historic buildings and an Ice Cream. What do you get?

The seven seas of Rye, an August bank holiday beach trip

August bank holiday. The last chance saloon for sunshine and sneaking away from the office for 'free' (not needing to use annual holidays) before Christmas. With a few sessions of intense discussion, the 48-hour game plan of Beach, Rye, Battle of Hastings then a brief stop to admire the Seven Sisters Coast was hatched.

The seven seas of Rye, an August bank holiday beach trip

As we cruised down the motorway early on the Sunday morning (ignoring the silly suggestions of our snarky SatNav) we dreamed of the last time sand trickled between our toes (and into every single other place imaginable), the last time we'd dipped our hobbit toes in crystal clear beach water and listening to the gulls glide through the air.

The seven seas of Rye, an August bank holiday beach trip

Tumbling out of the car after a quick brunch (Rye style, rather than Kiwi-style) we dashed onto the sand and straight into the sea (handbags, shoes and magazines clutched under our arms). Despite the warm day, it was blimmin' freezing. Two of us almost turned into fruit-flavoured icicles whilst we were laughed and photographed grimacing from the relative warmth of the shore. As this is my blog they won't be appearing, but kept for blackmail purposes later on.
 
My favorite moments of the day are always simple pleasures:

The seven seas of Rye, an August bank holiday beach trip

 



Once our bones were saturated with vitamin-D, we dodged the crowds, turned tail and headed towards the pub for a relaxed evening of local wine, nipping between chalets bargaining and a rather epic ice cream parfait.

What more could you ask for?


Oh, and psssst, it's almost time for another blog linkup - this month is Room with a View (be it your most favourite view, weirdest, worst or the one you aspire to see – we want to read all about it!).

Just pop your post up over the first week of the month (the 1st - 7th August), add it to the linkup on here, Kelly, Rebecca or our lovely guest co-host Angie's blog from the 1st.  There are no rules – basically all we ask is that you check out some of the other cool bloggers that are involved in that months travel link up; make a few comments here and there and tweet a few of the posts out to your followers that you think they will love. It’s a great way to meet some new travel bloggers and share some blogging love!

19 comments :

  1. Looks like you had a lovely time! You can't beat a trip to the seaside!

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  2. This looks like the perfect bank holiday! x

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  3. Looks like the weather held out for you - that's lucky for a bank holiday! Can't beat a trip to the British seaside :)

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  4. I miss the seaside so much! Looks like it was a brilliant day :)

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  5. We were so lucky - the next day was arctic!

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  6. Weeeeell, it was a good'un - you'll like the next day I suspect!

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  7. Just for the one day - luckily it was the best day!

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  8. The sea is ALWAYS freezing when I try to dip in, I miss warm water!

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  9. Rye is so pretty, I did a little bit of antique shopping when I visited a few years ago. It's such a cute place to visit on a bank holiday weekend xx

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  10. The British seaside is soo lovely when the sun shines but eek - the water is always chilly! Fab idea about the travel link, I will try to join you :)

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  11. You shoulda seen Becca's face. It was priceless!!

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  12. It was indeed, and had a sweet jazz festival on to boot!

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  13. It would be fabulous to have you in the linkup!

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  14. Oh, I want to get over to Rye! What beach did you go to? It's lovely and sandy!!! They are so few and far between!

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  15. I have never been to Rye. After
    reading your blog I found it very lovely and charming place. Your trip seems to
    be very interesting. It would like to go there next month because now I am
    going to enjoy day
    trip from orlando to Miami
    with my friends. I think beaches and
    seaside areas are absolutely fine for spending your holiday. These places give
    you more peace and harmony. I hope my trip will be very pleasurable there as
    yours.

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  16. Shikha (whywasteannualleave)29 December 2014 at 15:10

    Oh it sounds so idyllic Emma! I wonder if it will look this pretty on a cold December day?! Choices choices but this is a great tip that's definitely on my shortlist for my impromptu day trip :)

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  17. Rye itself is quite pretty; and has a few cool plsces to eat too!

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