Six word Saturday


At last I found number 13!

Just watching the waves

Just watching the waves

Back in April I introduced you to the Hartlepool Story Trail.  It seems a long time ago and I’ve strolled on the Headland many times since then. This has been an unbelievably mild October!  A little wild and windy at times but I really haven’t wanted to be indoors.  So, on Tuesday, when the wind was blowing me inside out but the skies were bright, I battled the Headland again.

It’s always more sheltered beside the Town Wall and so, after a brisk walk beside the sea, I headed for relative calm.   How is it that you can always find something if you’re not looking for it?  There, staring me in the face, was the elusive no. 13!  How many times must I have walked past it, unknowing?  Or has somebody been playing tricks with me and ‘spooked’ it away?  It is Halloween soon, you know.

Would you believe I missed it!

Would you believe I missed it?

It’s not a pretty thing, but it’s titled ‘Lifeboats Gallantry’ and on closer inspection I read that it pays tribute to the many acts of gallantry of our local lifeboat men.  I’m so glad I finally found it.

Happy Six Word Saturday!   I won’t be taking part next week.  With any luck I’ll be at A garden fair at Estoi Palace in the Algarve on Saturday. But I’ll be taking you for another Jo’s Monday walk before I go.  Don’t forget to visit Cate at Show My Face, will you?  And enjoy your weekend!




    1. I keep thinking I must be blind as a bat, Madhu! I don’t know how many times I’ve walked along there!
      Trying to catch up, hon. With a bit of luck I’ll get over to yours tomorrow. 🙂 Hope all’s well with you?

  1. I still don’t understand … this with six words … but I love the images – top one specially … and the window. What a fantastic day you shared with me here. I have loads of respect for those that work for the lifeboats org, all on voluntary basis. The hat off all the everyday heroes.

      1. Yes, the sea has many faces and it gives and it takes with the same forces. We had quite a few crewmembers that also belong to the lifeboats in Portpatrick.

  2. It makes the winter so much shorter when bright days can be enjoyed like this Jo . What a treat to wander around with you again 😉 I so admire the lifeboat rescue teams past and present really they do deserve recognition for their gallantry- such a lovely word !
    Have a fabulous time back over in Portugal .. I can hear you’re quite eager 🙂

    1. Poppy! 🙂 🙂 Welcome back! I trust all is well with you? I ‘popped in’ occasionally to see if you were around. 🙂 Just getting ready to post another walk and there’s a promising sunrise on the horizon. Hugs!

    1. Buone giorno, Ventis 🙂 The hour’s change in time has me sitting at my laptop at silly times of the morning but I can watch the sun coming up- which I always love to do. Grazie mille! Have a good week!

  3. I love the stunning shot of the water waves, Jo! The town wall is a great capture, like the angle you took. Enjoy your trip, and looking forward to Monday Walk 🙂

  4. “How is it that you can always find something if you’re not looking for it?” The story of my life, Jo!! Great post and love all the photos, especially the wave splashing 🙂

  5. It’s been unbelievably mild here too. I am glad you found the missing no 13 and I so agree about the gallantry of the dedicated crews who man lifeboats around the coastline. Enjoy the Algarve. 😉

  6. That opening wave shot is a beauty. I have trouble capturing the rise-and-splash, but you’ve done it. And you’ve pinpointed one of the delights of walking: stumbling across things. On a glum day I go out muttering “I won’t see anything new”, as I follow a trail I’ve walked a hundred times before, but I always do.

    Enjoy the return to your other home. How long for?

  7. Love the wave photo Jo! And the windows with their beachy contents (should have linked this to Dawn’s challenge). I will have a walk for you on Monday too, my last for a while possibly, though I may be able to do some whilst away (posts that is – I definitely have a few walks in mind 😀 )

    Enjoy the rest of your weekend, a bit dull here, but still mild!
    Jude xx

    1. Hi Jude 🙂 My feet have barely touched the ground this weekend! Must be nearly time to go to the Algarve to chill a while. Hope you’re getting ready for some serious heat 🙂

  8. I do remember the missing #13. Perhaps it was a clearer day this time? Have a wonderful trip to the Algarve. We have snow in the forecast so I am afraid my travel envy is working itself up. 🙂

  9. I have read that No. 13 was considered as lucky number before the Americans changed it. The number I find lucky is 23. Later on I found out that it is a lucky number in Rome where it is also a symbol of one’s bottom (I could not understand why, but this was reported to me by an inhabitant of Rome). Sorry for digressing, Jo. I could watch at your waves for hours and that sturdy town wall. Great captures, my not old mate 😀

    1. Are you well rested, Paula? It’s been a hectic but very enjoyable day here 🙂 Our clocks go back this evening so Winter is on the doorstep (but it doesn’t feel like it). I was trying to decide if the number 23 reminded me of a bottom? Well, maybe… 🙂 🙂

      1. 😀 I am, thank you. I caught a cold or some under weather bug (you may know by now that I am a sensitive creature), but my spirits are up. It is cold outside and my being all feverish is keeping me tucked in which I quite enjoy. I have been watching Portuguese films all afternoon and cooking healthy so that I remembered only 10 minutes ago I have to post a Portuguese lesson and a b&w pic for tomorrow 😀 I advise you to check it out. I am uploading for the second time an audio file which tests oral comprehension 😀

  10. I so admire brave men and women who help others…
    Lifeboats are so very important!
    Thanks for sharing…and for always having such wonderful pictures! I like how you find the beauty in life!

    Linda @ Truthful Tidbits

      1. You do it with such amazing ease! I only got 30/45 for yesterday’s lesson, although I’m trying to shop at the market in Polish (in my head), now I have numbers 1-10 pretty well under my belt. Last week I had to decide whether I should buy beetroot because I didn’t know its Polish name (oddly, it didn’t feature in my vegetable lesson.)

    1. The Headland is the prettiest stretch of beach around here, Karen, and when the weather cooperates it can be sublime. Many thanks for spending time with me today. 🙂

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