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

Wind Against Tide


We’ve been away, to south Devon,  it’s a place that all our family loves, but sadly the purpose of our visit was a family funeral, sad and emotional as it was, it was never the less a funeral that had just the right sense of place and celebration of life.

Wind against tide 1-2

We arrived in good time and it felt really important to me to go down to the beach for a little while, before the service.

Wind against tide 4-2

We pretty much had the place to ourselves, it had a very different atmosphere  than when we usually visit in July or August, but we saw some familiar faces.

Wind against tide 3-2

A beautiful yacht was just setting out to sea.

Wind against tide-2 

The boys and I are back home now, but Mr Uphilldowndale, is in a far less comfortable place, he is in  mid Wales, competing in The Original Mountain Marathon, do remember what happened last year?


*Wind against tide


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.

5 thoughts on “Wind Against Tide

  1. Beautiful shots of a beautiful area. Good reminders of life during such a sad occasion.

  2. Sorry to hear of your loss, but I’m glad that you had time to spend on the beach and share your lovely photos with us.

  3. I am sorry for this fresh grief. I can just see you finding a great lump of rock to perch on, watching the wind, the tide, the graceful yacht. Peace be with you.

  4. I’m sorry for your loss, Uhdd, but, like Lynn, I’m glad you were able to spend time on the beach. It’s the best place to think and to refresh. I have a coffee mug that has a quote on it, “I go to the sea to breathe” and I find that to be so true.

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