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. 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?


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