February may seem an odd time of year to head for the beach, particularly in England. But we had a good reason: the annual Rye Bay Scallop Festival. Rye is a small village southeast of London on the south coast of England. Actually, it's not quite on the sea; it's two miles inland now. It was a port city until the sea retreated a few hundred years ago. Rye Bay is full of scallops, hence the festival.