Uphilldowndale

Watching nature take its course, from the top of a hill in northern England

The Reluctant Sailor

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Spud the dog is liberated from the kennels, I’m back at work and should be back at my studies, but I’m easily distracted. I suppose eventually this blog will return to its Derbyshire roots, but in the mean time I’ve a camera load of photos of Suffolk to serve up,  sort of a second helping of summer.

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It’s been mentioned here before,  that I’m a land lubber at heart, so my men folk left me ashore whilst they went to play on a friends boat, sailing down the river Deben, around Felixstowe before mooring up in the marina in the centre of Ipswich; where I joined them for the night.  I’d never visited the area before, but we’d called on Mrs Ogg and the Oglets on the way, for a yummy lunch and she’d tipped me off where to go a take a look.

The lobster above I found in Aldeburgh along with some handsome hungry  gulls

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Author: uphilldowndale

Watching the rhythm of rural life, from the top of a hill in northern England. Having spent most of my life avoiding writing, I now need to do it! I am no domestic goddess, but if I were expecting visitors to my home, I would whisk round with the duster and plump up the cushions and generally make the place look presentable. I hope that by putting my words where others may see them it will encourage me to ‘tidy up and push the Hoover around’ my writing. On the other hand I may just be adding to the compost heap. Only time will tell! Pull up a chair, sit yourself down, I’ll put the kettle on.

7 thoughts on “The Reluctant Sailor

  1. I like the gull photos but not the lobster photo. To my mind it is illogical speciesism to accord respect to gulls and not to crustaceans (or vice versa, for that matter).

    Gulls are among my favourite birds and it is always a delight to watch them in flight because they are such skilled users of the wind.

  2. Wonderful photos, I especially like the sea gull ones! xx

  3. I am deeply envious of the gull photos. They cavort around on the beach and in the air above my head, laughing at me, and I can never capture them half so well. But then the Cowboy chases them and I feel better.

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