Sunday, 29 June 2014

Scavenger Hunt Part 1: The Day Out

It’s always fun to join in with Rinda’s Summer Scavenger Hunt!  I’ve written down this year’s list in a little notebook that I carry with me everywhere.  I have made a start on that list today, as we’ve been on a motorbike ride over to Rye, a historic town to the east.  Incidentally, it’s the first time I have been on the back (except for round the block) and it feels OK.  Just as well, as we are motorcycling up North next week!



Plenty of nice lampposts in Rye.  Got a feeling I might be taking a few lampposts, I know we have some pretty ones in Worthing with hanging baskets full of flowers at this time of year.



Sign in a language other than English

Rye is not so far from the channel port of Dover, so I was hoping for some signs in a language other than English.  Here’s one about the Norman Conquest of 1066 translated into French.  The ‘Mind Your Head’ sign has been translated into French and German.  We saw this sign as we were climbing the tower of St Mary’s Church.


Birds on a Wire

I am thinking that ‘Birds on a Wire’ could be difficult so how about A Bird on a Post?  This black-headed gull had it’s beady eyes on my sandwich!  Is this a cheat?


while it’s friends showed off on the pavement in front of us:


Rye is a very pretty historic town,full of really pretty old houses and cobbled streets. Here’s some more photos that are not part of the Scavenger Hunt.


I was fascinated by the front doors:


We climbed the tower on the church for wonderful views:


and were interested to see the preparations that were being made for the filming of ‘Mapp and Lucia’, a drama to be shown on BBC.  The author of the original books lived in Rye.


Hop over to Rinda’s blog for more info on the Scavenger Hunt.


Karen said...

Some good finds, and it looks like a fun day! My fave is the last one, the bike against the lamp post.

Maria Ontiveros said...

Welcome back to the hunt Linda! Don't forget to link up with the June linky, which is up on my blog.

Fiona@Staring at the Sea said...

Some great shots Linda. Rye looks like a lovely place for a day out. I can see me taking lots of lamp post pictures too!

BJ said...

Great bird on a post, I have considered birds on a roof but by the time I got my camera..........BJ

Sian said...

I love the pictures in this post! When I saw "Rye" I thought - ooh, that's Mapp and Lucia country, isn't it? and then I scrolled down and saw that they are filming again. Brilliant! I'm a big fan

Lady Ella said...

Beautiful pics of Rye! Looking round your blog generally, I'm thinking it's high time to revisit Kent. TFS :o)

Jane said...

beautiful old town, I love the last one too!

marsha said...

Love the gulls!!!! And lovely old lamp posts.

Eileen T said...

Rye looks like an interesting place to visit - good for photos!

I like all your lamp post photos. If you're like me you will get obsessed with taking them - I certainly have!

Amanda Jane said...

Love the photos of Rye. And the lamp post on the corner of the building is really cute.

Carmen said...

What a lovely town. I really enjoyed your pictures. Gorgeous lamp posts.

Amy said...

Gosh, your shots are lovely - the doors are fabulous and so are the lamp posts.

Starnitesky said...

You have some really good finds, Rye looks worth visiting, I love the lamp post. I will struggle with the birds on a wire as we have no wires here.

boysmum2 said...

You could create a whole blog about doors if you are not careful, there are so many different styles etc. I love doors think they are so interesting and I always want to know what is behind them :)

Kirsty.A said...

Lots of pretty pictures. I'm not sure about your wireless burds, though. It's a bit early in the summer to be cheating lol

MiniOwner said...

Hi Linda! How're things? Super photos there. I'm loving the scavenger hunt. :)
Sue x