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

Far from the Madness


Britain it seems has gone to the dogs, actually a pack of  wild dogs would not behave like those looting and rioting in our cities. I look out of the window and across the valley and I find it very hard to comprehend just what is going on; but it is. It’s grim. Other bloggers are writing about it and a lot of people are reading about it, Police Inspector Gadget’s blog had over 33,000 ‘hits’ yesterday.

Lets escape to the seaside


The beach at Slapton, not a beach to dally with, it shelves steeply, as Joe discovered a few years ago when one evening, he went in to the water, after his shoe that had been thrown into the sea when a beach game got a little over excited.

And the picturesque, Gara Rock,

Gara rock-1

You can still see the ancient field  boundaries at Decklers Cliff that are thought to date back to the Bronze age.

feilds Gara Rock-1


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.

11 thoughts on “Far from the Madness

  1. Excellent Photographs !

  2. You really should be on a stipend (or at least a bung) from the tourist board. Those pictures are fab!

  3. I can almost taste the fresh air in your pictures! xx

  4. Thanks for the link, I’m coming up for air!

  5. Stunning…Simply stunning!

  6. I don’t understand what’s going on in the cities there. I barely understand my own little patch of ground. I do know this. We’ve been slaughtering each other since before those Bronze Age field boundaries were laid. Maybe we’re just not a very pleasant species. But as we’re all we’ve got, we’d best try to do better.

    Lord your land is beautiful, and your sea a marvel.

  7. Since I’ve been giving Inspector Gadget’s blog so many hits lately, I thought I’d give yours one too! Beautiful photos, and I loved the one a few days ago of Spud enjoying his holiday.

  8. Gara Rock and Decklers Cliff looks so beautiful and peaceful (apart from the roaring sea!), I hope I am right that riots in your cities have stopped again?

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