Friday, 30 December 2011
Boxing Day near Rye Harbour
Islay Trader heading out of Rye Harbour on the estuary of the River Rother
Time on Boxing Day morning to head down to Camber Sands for a walk along the beach to work off some of the Christmas Day eating. We walked eastwards from Camber to the channel that comes out of Rye Harbour. The town of Rye used to be an island and was one of the Cinque Ports. During the 1300s the harbour started to silt up and the sea has gradually moved away from the old historic town. Today the entrance to the harbour is two miles away.
The current harbour is still used and is popular as a grain port, although boats have to wait for high tide to enter and exit the port.
Islay Trader headed out to sea with the Pilot Boat following behind ready to pick up the two pilots once the ship is safely clear of the narrow channel.
Fishing vessel heading into the harbour