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

I’ve Never Seen


A seahorse, I used to think they only lived in  warm, tropical seas, but apparently they live here, amongst the seagrass  beds in Salcombe harbour (when the tide is in, obviously, when the seagrass would be all floaty and a nice place to hang out if you were a seahorse.)

Seagrass beds 3

The other thing I couldn’t manage to capture on camera, were water spurts, from razor fish, shooting up in front of me, from the sand, some twelve inches or so high. They  hide in the sand at low tide, all that was to be seen was the hole in the sand. Not very exciting is it…

Seagrass beds_

I tried to find a video of such a thing, but I couldn’t see that either. I did manage to find a little more about them though.

However some folk have for more success at capturing natures more elusive moments. Watch and enjoy.


Oh and here is another animal that has been elusive, Spud the dog, enjoying the sea, wearing his smart harness, purchased to replace the one trashed in the sledging foray.  It’s an all together beefier little number than the previous one; Spud thinks it makes him look like a proper working dog, even on holiday

Sea Spud

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 “I’ve Never Seen

  1. I couldn’t wait to move inland, land locked, back to the hills and rivers and prairies. But when I see your sea photos it hurts like hell! I miss big water!

  2. I’ve never seen one either. Good to see Spud enjoying himself.
    Thanks for an enjoyable post with interesting links. xx

  3. I’ve seen a seahorse … while diving in Lancerote … and yes it he was lovely

  4. I’ve never seen a seahorse either, but fascinating creatures for sure. I have been squirted when walking along the beach from critters below the sand surface…quite startling! Not as startling as purple giraffe heads popping up …tho 😉

    Spud looks his happy lovely self 🙂

  5. I came across your blog while searching for images of sea grass but your other photos and their stories caught my eye as well. I read through many pages. They are beautiful moments in the life of your neighborhood/world that you have captured. I’ll return to read more 😊

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