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



When tide and wind are just so, the boys (accompanied by a responsible adult*) love to go to the Hipple, a sandbar that is exposed at low water, it kicks up a bit of surf

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It is guaranteed to wear the kids out.

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*This excludes me, water is not my element, my excuse is that I grew up in  Derbyshire, far from the sea where the water we see most of is rain**; mind you that’s not an excuse that you’d hear Dame Ellen MacArthur trot out.  In an emergency I’d be about as much use as a chocolate tea pot, I’ll leave it to those better qualified.

**So I should be in my element today, it’s pouring down, British summers eh?


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.

3 thoughts on “Fun

  1. Wait, wait, I want to play at the Hipple! D’you suppose we could make one on the Lake Michigan shore?

  2. I’ll stick to a paddle thanks! xx

  3. Just caught up on the last week’s posts. Some lovely images. It’s a beautiful place.

    Seeing your son round the ‘cape’ and head out to sea – yes, I bet that made you feel very grown up (but not in a good way). I hope he made it back OK.

    Nice to see you’ve been out and about taking these gorgeous pictures for us, but I hope you have found time to sit down too. 🙂

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