Six word Saturday

6ws-participating-in-bannerA most unusual point of view

Many’s the time I’ve strolled down Saltburn pier, but it’s never looked like this before.  Roll the gallery for a few smiles.

I felt so sorry for Saltburn when I saw the news this morning.  There was extensive flooding after yesterday’s torrential rain.  This morning they’ll be cleaning up.

Yesterday I posted this young lady in the Weekly Photo Challenge which required a a shot from an unusual point of view.  She is very winsome but not in very good focus.  In retrospect I would have been better using either my first or last gallery photo, don’t you think?  Do you have a favourite?

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That’s my six words (and a bit) for this Saturday.  If you’d like to join Cate at Show My Face for Six Word Saturday you’d be very welcome.  The explanation is in the header and the links.

149 comments

  1. Oh Jo, I came over from Monday’s walk through Saltburn today and I absolutely adore these photos! I love all these little knitted creatures, thanks so much for sharing them 🙂 Oh, and I happen to think you chose the right one with the mermaid 🙂

  2. mi ero persa questo post incredibile! qualcosa di veramente affascinante! è bellissima questa competizione a colpi di maglia! vorrei mettere i potenti della guerra qui, a inventare pupazzi deliziosi e sferruzzare…ha ha forse la smetterebbero di pensare alle guerre!
    mi sono innamorata dei due bovini hi hihi che cariniiii
    ciao, passa una giornata serena

  3. I think my favorite is Tweedledum and Tweedledee, Jo! Although, I like the just hang out one too.Ooooh I like them ALL! haha! They’re all so adorable and ALL with a great perspective!

  4. I have never seen anything like it before, how wonderful, and in such a great seaside location too! Was it part of an exhibition or festival or something? Left some remarks on individual photos – beach huts all the way 🙂
    Jude xx

    1. Loving the response I’ve had to these, Jude. It’s much the same as my own- aren’t they fabulous 🙂 The first time I saw something similar was during last year’s Royal Jubilee celebrations (I’ve included one on my Lingering Windows-35). I thought it was just a “one off” but there are obviously lots of happy knitters in Saltburn!
      Many thanks for your comments and enthusiasm 🙂

    1. Beautiful, aren’t they, Laurie? Enough to get me back to knitting (maybe 🙂 )
      I could hardly believe the floods that followed that glorious day. They were on the TV news again tonight- wholescale cleanup.

    1. I know! “I’d like to teach the world to knit”… I’m singing it to a popular tune 🙂
      The townsfolk were all on the local news last night, cleaning up after the floods, but the knits are ok.

  5. I believe the mermaid takes the #1 spot for me. It’s incredible to me to see
    what is done with knitting. As someone who has knitted I know how much work it can be. These were very innovative crafters.
    Great post … enjoyed it very much.

  6. Oh, my goodness!! I’m doing a happy dance here! I saw a bike stand all Knit-Bombed.. but it was nothing like this, this is quite incredible! How great it must have been to come across and see these cute little wee creatures. I have to say I love the little huts.. they’re too cute:D

    1. The first I knew of it was last year at Royal Jubilee time. They were on the railings up above the beach and I went looking for them there last Thursday, but they were down on the pier. I loved it, surfboarding dog too 🙂

  7. These are all so adorable and so creative Jo. Stunning shots hon and I just love the mermaid too! Just too beautiful for words! Thanks for sharing hon. 😀 *big hugs*

    1. I loved them all, Pomme. There were still more but the day is only so long! 🙂
      I hope it was just car park and play area damaged. The stream burst its banks but most of the buildings are cliff top.

    1. Her dainty shells were duly noted by one of my male followers, Ad 🙂
      There’s a stream that runs into the sea and it always has the potential to flood that area. Fortunately there aren’t houses down there, but a cafe or two. The wily folks of Saltburn mostly live on the cliff top (and THAT has its problems too!)

  8. Wow! How cool is that? I love knitting and looking at this just made me happy 😉

    Whoever thought of this was a genius and glad to see it continues. It definitely brings a smile to anyone who looks at it.

    I love love love the photo where you see the dog & his master paddling on a surf board.

    Well done 🙂

  9. Love your mermaid Jo! Have never seen anything like this before!
    (In Bangalore for dad in law”s 92nd. Stealing some time after the kids have gone to bed, to catch up :-D)

  10. What a great find Jo. Very quirky! I think all your photo’s are great! I really like the one with the dog on the paddle board with the thongs, um banners in the foreground! 🙂

  11. Owww I love your photos! I love the knitting projects too, we call it ‘wild knitting’ in Dutch (literal translation) but I guess in English it’s ‘knitting bomb’? (read it in one of the comments). Anyway I love it: it is all so cheerful and whimsical! I think the two little houses are my favourites! Thanks for sharing. Love it 🙂

      1. Last year a lot of them appeared on the railings above the beach as part of the Royal Jubilee celebrations. They lingered for quite a while. I’m not sure how long these have been here, though I’ve been told that some were stolen and only returned after local press coverage. Funny old life, isn’t it? 🙂

    1. I first saw the sweater look in a small seaside town in Norfolk and thought it was fabulous! It works so well on the pier here at Saltburn.
      I’ll definitely have to spread my wings in Eastern Europe, Terri! Tallin or Vilnius- or both? 🙂

  12. these are all great! so hard to pick a favorite but Gone Fishing is at the top of my list as well as the first jelly fish. What an interesting idea. I didn’t notice your out of focus photo but I have oldish eyes 😉 Great gallery of fun photos!!

  13. Oh this sure did make me smile, great photos, so sorry about the heavy rains. My most favorite is the last one of the Mermaid she is adorable!

  14. 🙂 More might be better, Jo, but I like your mermaid better than the slanting huts et. al. I do hope there wasn’t water into the homes at Saltburn. We had 33 inches of water in our home in 1979 and it was terrible.

    Please don’t feel badly about not having anything funny to say about my glass truck post. I would describe the post as being weird and only might it be funny if in a funny-weird way. 🙂
    ..

    1. There’s a stream runs into the sea, Jim, and it’s prime territory for flooding. I know the car park was under water and the little steam railway track that runs through the valley. It’s dry and bright today so hopefully the worst is over. I can imagine it being horrendous to be flooded. I’m grateful we live at the top of a bank (except when I carry the groceries up it 🙂 ) Thanks for your concern.

    1. Knit and Purl got me! And the beach huts 🙂 It was glorious when we were there on Thursday but then torrential yesterday, so they’ll be soggy. We’re definitely turning the corner into Autumn but I refuse to accept it! You’ll be happy, Cathy 🙂
      SO excited- I booked Barcelona for 5 nights 🙂 🙂 🙂

      1. Exciting about Barcelona, Jo!! When do you go? You’ve been there before, right?

        And yes, I can’t wait for autumn. It’s been hot and humid all day today, though yesterday was glorious! I’m so sick of heat and can’t wait to bundle up in sweaters and coats! 🙂

      2. 3rd November and my birthday’s 5th 🙂 No, never! This is only the second time in 10years I’ve persuaded Mick to go anywhere other than Portugal (or, reluctantly, Poland 🙂 )

    1. Oh, haha, such wonderful whimsey. I marvel at such creativity since I am ALL THUMBS. The potholders that everyone used to make in grade school? Mine were were not blister proof as they were full of holes. Thanks for making this left brained blogger very happy!

      1. LOL holes you say? that means we need 2 that’s all! YOU IN THE KITTING BOMB CLUB now there are 2 of us!

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