Hmm... Scallops

I have to take my hat off to whoever is in charge of organising events in Camber Sands & Rye as we have some really interesting weeks throughout the year.  These are usually based around food which makes me especially happy!

Coming up on 25th February – 4th of March in Camber Sands & Rye is Scallops Week.  I missed it last year as I didn’t move down until May so I’m really looking forward to visiting a few restaurants and trying some of the local scallop dishes.

The reason the area has a week dedicated to it is because Rye has one of the few remaining fishing fleets left on the south coast. who, I’ve been told specialise in catching scallops – nothing to do with the fact that’s all they can catch nowadays!

Over twenty restaurants in Camber Sands & Rye will be taking part and I’m determined to get to at least three of them during the course of the week.  My Mother, who considers herself something of a Delia  Smith in the kitchen has booked us into a cookery school for the day at the local Webbes Fish Cafe.  I’m more of an eater than a cooker if I’m honest but no doubt I’ll work up a healthy appetite sweating over the hot stove.

Camber Sands & Rye Bonfire

Rye Bonfire 2011

Other events of note throughout the year include the bonfire night with a procession through the cobbled streets.  Tt involves lots of other bonfire societies from the south coast taking part – they really seem to make an effort with these down here for some reason more so than anywhere else in the country.  It ultimately ends up with ‘Rye’ Faulkes being thrown onto the fire.

For anyone that wishes to attend this event then I’d highly recommend booking your Rye & Camber Sands accommodation early as the hotels and cottages fill up fast with DFL’S