Rye’s history has a lot in common with that of Hastings and Winchelsea. It was once a bustling seaside town and member of the Cinque Ports confederation. The changing coastline and raids by the French during the 12th century doomed Rye’s development into anything further than a fishing town. It has managed to retain it’s port status because the River Rother is still navigable to the fishing wharves.
This photo was taken from across the river looking east. The heavy rains had saturated the fields so I was able to get this shot of the lovely sunset reflected.
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