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

Harbour Dues


Weymouth harbour


new ships and old

 old and new-2

Boaty things, colourful.


Boats colourful.

fishing boats-2

Houses, colourful.

Weymouth harbour 9-2

This is looking down the harbour, from the swing-bridge, which doesn’t  half bounce around when a truck rumbles over it, I had to ditch my first attempt at this shot.

Weymouth harbour 10-2 

Tom is now safely back home from his week of work experience, grateful thanks to Mr C at Kingfisher Marine for taking him on board (I know from experience, that hosting a work experience student involves a lot of work by the placement provider) and to Bil for providing board, lodgings and the contents of his fridge to his growing nephew. (This view is from where Tom took his tea break, rather a nice view I think)

Tea break-2

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.

13 thoughts on “Harbour Dues

  1. Oh joyful color, oh unfrozen waters! And boats, sturdy working boats, no swanning about for these. Perfectly wonderful tour, Mrs. Uhdd. Thank you very much.

  2. What a lovely place to live 🙂

  3. What a beautiful little town and harbour. Love the colorful houses.

  4. (fridolfselma) Wrong nick sorry.


  5. Terrific pictures, and I bet that Tom enjoyed his week’s work experience! xx

  6. We have a Weymouth here on the south shore just outside of Boston..but it doesn’t have nearly the color that yours does. Beautiful scenery!!!

  7. The fishing boats fascinate me
    A tough job but one that I would have loved to do.

    That picture def brings back fond memories of the boat that used to catch the spider crabs. In fact it could be one of those boats.
    Note the rails on the road.
    Well done to Tom at the placement, Im impressed.

  8. Starting out in the world … and getting out and about in it. An inspiring post.

  9. Now Tom has done his work experience, when can I order my first sailing dinghy.
    A nice blue one please Tom.
    Work experience does so much for young people. Ive had a few under my wing over the years. Like you say Uphill its a bit of work and in an engineering enviroment like mine safety is always paramount. But its good and very rewarding.

  10. Wonderful pictures of a lovely town and harbour. Reminds me of my years in Ireland.

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