Awards and citations:

1997: Le Prix du Champagne Lanson Noble Cuvée Award for investigations into Champagne for the Millennium investment scams

2001: Le Prix Champagne Lanson Ivory Award for

2011: Vindic d'Or MMXI – 'Meilleur blog anti-1855'

2011: Robert M. Parker, Jnr: ‘This blogger...’:

2012: Born Digital Wine Awards: No Pay No Jay – best investigative wine story

2012: International Wine Challenge – Personality of the Year Award

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


Lalau said...

Since you live with a Scot, I thought you preferred malt to Rye.

Have a nice réveillon!

By the way, it's been 15 days now since the IMW announced its investigation on Mr Campo. That mus be a huge job indeed, at the time of emails and other means of instant communication.
The same applies to Mr Parker's lawyers' investigation.
I wonder what they have found out. Or rather, what they will publish.

Jim's Loire said...

Sage comments Hervé! Malt certainly to rye.

I don't know about Parker's investigation but I suspect that the IMW's look into Campo's activities will take some time.

Have a réveillon avec enormement de modération!