taking a trip out to the harbour

After a few weeks of ‘varied’ spring weather, it is nice to see the sun out, an ideal day to take the VW Early Bay Westfalia camper out for a trip to the coast! So pack the milk, tea bags and some water, and off to Rye Harbour we head!

Rye Harbour is a really nice part of the world to park up and go for a walk if you like a slightly Dungeness type of barrenness. This largely unspoilt area of land is also a mixture of different types of natural habitats beside the sea with shingle, salt marsh, sand dunes, rivers, pits, grazing marsh, reedbeds and farmland. So if that is your thing, you might want to check out the Rye Harbour Nature Reserve. I want to go back later in the summer to have a look at Camber Castle as that looks really interesting… but today as the weather was great, we just wanted to take in some fresh air, unplug a little and enjoy the scenery!

Red and black corrugated metal hut points to the sky

Red and black corrugated metal hut points to the sky

Along the way as you walk beside the harbour entrance towards the sea, there is a quirky little red and black corrugated iron hut. I really loved its abstract simplicity, with its side elevation appearing to be an arrow pointing to the clear blue sky above.

Red and black corrugated metal hut

Red and black corrugated metal hut

In the bleak, muted natural tones of the shingle and salt marsh, it really kicks against its settings, but its with simplistic construction and a styling derived of utility, it actually fits right in, well in my mind it does at least!

The beach itself was still pretty much deserted when we got to the mouth of the harbour entrance, so it was great to scramble around on the rocks, take some snaps and just enjoy the moment and some sand beneath my feet!

Rye Harbour entrance channel

Rye Harbour entrance channel

After a while we headed back to the camper and put the roof up to let the sunshine in and put the kettle on for a very satisfying cup of tea!

a room with a view

a room with a view

Sometimes it is just the simple things in life that can make all the difference!

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