Arrived in Rye spot on time just before lunch. The best thing about that is that its my first stopping point outside of Kent. Actually feels like I’ve made a little progress instead of just riding around the local area. As I’ve been through here a few times but never stopped figured I’d stop over and take a look around. Wondering up streets like this one I came across a lovely coffee shop and sat down for a latte or two – nice to put my feet up for a while and enjoy a spot of people watching in what must be one of the most picturesque towns in England. So, as I have made the decision to dump a whole load of electrical gear, cut down massively on the weight I have to lug around, I checked into the Ship Inn and grabbed myself a room for the night. The rooms are pretty comfy and overall the pub has a really nice vibe to it. The barmaids were extremely friendly and a real result is being able to store my bike inside in their function room – one less thing to worry about. Didn’t take me very long to mess up the room with all my clutter, but a long soak in the bath did wonders for some tired muscle. So here’s the small pile of stuff to be posted back to Thanet….. God knows what I was thinking packing it all at the time, I guess the geek in me took over, but it’s got to go. Weighs a tonne and I can get by with my phone and a few spare batteries I reckon. Anyway, tomorrow’s ride is heading further along the coast to Eastbourne in the morning and maybe a little further west if the knees are feeling up to it. Will be so good to sleep in that bed tonight after a less than comfy night on a camping mat. Time to go and sample a local ale and then really looking forward to a bedtime chat with my son, Seb. Kind of missing the little man already.