The countryside North of coastal Rye up to Tenterden is unexplored by my wife and I, so it was a perfect opportunity for see it for ourselves.
Light, but steady, rain isn’t the ideal weather for a vineyard tour. Pleasingly, it didn’t affect the tasting, in the shop, of an excellent Gribble Bridge Rosé 2012. While I was imbibing my dear wife bought bottles of award winning wines, a white wine, Ortega 2012, and a red wine, Gribble Bridge Dornfelder 2012. I’ll provide some ‘amateur’ tasting notes when we drink them.
Meanwhile, the weather cleared up when the group arrived at Tenterden for a journey on the K&ESR heritage railway. I must say it’s a delightful, friendly, and much-loved railway. Here are some photos of the experience [click to enlarge]. Look, I’m a boy, and enjoy the whole steam engine thing.