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

Getting the message across…


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Thirty Days Wild,  thirty posts throughout June (and July, and August, I’m so,so tardy) something that is grounded in our wild world. This year posts are from our travels around the  north coast of Scotland  on the North Coast 500 route and a visit to Orkney. Stand by, for lots of sky, sea, wildlife, history, Spud the dog and random musings.

Well, obviously

slipway sign_

Health and safety was a recurring theme.

Sign golf four

As a rule of thumb, the more signs a campsite had, the less likely we were to rate it highly,

slipway bagpipe

people can get rather officious when let loose with a laminator and sometimes there are so many signs you just stop seeing them.

However some signs just capture the spirit of a place

Here and There

And because I’m usually the very last person to be  able see a typo, I was kind of proud, in a sad sort of way to spot this one!

Drinking water

We came across a lot of excellent, information boards (or are they called interpretation panels?)  on our journey, usually at laybys and points of interest.  Mind you, there some more unusual and innovative  ways of sharing information.  I particularly liked this,

Rock sign

It explains the geology of North West Highland Geopark

Rock sign detail_

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 “Getting the message across…

  1. I love the incised information on the rock in that last photo. Guide books can help, but I’m still never completely sure of what i’m looking at without a lot of after the fact study, or paging through books. I’ve never seen that done before, and it’s very clever.

  2. Good post and pictures. The fish van one made me smile and the last two are simply brilliant. xx

  3. I’m inspired! Lots of ideas for the patchwork quilt I’ve been planning (for the last 30 years actually, so it needs to be good when it’s finally done).

  4. OOO I loved that last sign so much!
    (I also share a guilty pleasure of spotting typos!) x

    • Hello Mrs B, how I enjoyed my day printing with you! The dyslexic imps don’t give me many chances to ‘typo spot’ especially if I wrote the text myself. Frustrating at times. My lovely blogging friends give me a gentle nudge, when needed 🙂

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