Uphilldowndale

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

On the tide

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An elegant arrival in the harbour yesterday afternoon.

Tall ship 3

A ship with presence Mrs Ogg and I decided, galleon like we thought (you can tell we are the none ‘boaties ‘ of our party). Which in turn brought to mind to our minds  the Joyce Grenfull’s sketch

 

Tall ship 2

It is the Stavros S Niarchos, part of the Tall Ships Youth Trust, signing up on ships like this can be life changing events.

In has a draft of over 15 feet, so there is not  a lot of space to spare in the harbour. She was deftly manoeuvred into place by the crew and two harbour launches

Tall ship 4

This afternoon Mr Uphilldowndale and I walked around the coast path, just before high tide she glided out, past Bolt Head, back out to sea. 

Tall ship 5

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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 “On the tide

  1. Tall ships are just so elegant. What a thrill for those on this voyage, and for you to see it up close.

  2. Lucky you seeing such a wonderful looking ship. xx

  3. Nice to see you using the full width of the column and giving your photos the best chance to shine.

  4. Love walks – just about to go for our daily walk on the beach – wonderful start to the day.

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