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Rye’s Own Spotted at Cape Coral, Florida

Spotted at Cape Coral Florida. A twin engine sea going speed boat named “Rye’s Own”

You can take the man out of Rye but you can’t take Rye out of the man.

Could it be owned by a retired Rye Businessman?


This is Fred, Rye’s oldest tortoise. Fred has survived two World Wars and is between 80 and 100 years in age. He is still active and likes flowers, especially those with yellow petals.

He usually has a placid nature and only spits at his owner when being snatched back from a proposed journey into the far distance. If liberated he heads for the Sun at an unexpectedly quick pace. His exact where-abouts is a closely guarded secret for his great age makes him worth plenty of money.

Tortoises have been known to live to an age of 175 years. This longivity is put down to a slow,stress free life. Despite a popular myth to the contarary they do drink, especially on waking from hibernation. These animals are herbivores. A tortoise that has the run of a garden will forage for itself on a variety of plants.

Ryes Oldest Tortoise
Ryes Oldest Tortoise

Their diet should be as varied as possible consisting of 75% green leafy vegetables, 15% grated root vegetables, and 10% fruit using the following; beans (leaves and pods), broccoli, brussels sprouts, cabbage, cauliflower, cucumber, endive, lettuce, kale, spring greens, watercress, beetroot, carrots, cauliflower, parsnips, sprouted chick peas and lentils, apples, apricots, blackberries, currants, gooseberries, grapes, mandarins, figs, blackberries, melons, peaches, pears, plums, oranges, raspberries, strawberries and tomatoes. Frozen/tinned vegetables/fruits may be offered in an emergency. High protein items like dog and cat foods should be avoided.

Wheelers on Parade

Ryes Own Tuesday Run
Ryes Own Tuesday Run

Members of the Rye & District Wheelers meet at North Salts for their regular Tuesday run.

“Rye’s Own” September 2007