High seas and a happy family!
Something that I seem to have in common with my Polish family is a love for the sea. My cousin Grażyna and husband, Jarek, have their own boat on the Norfolk Broads. Remember Tilting at Windmills? Mostly smooth sailing, but when my uncle Włodek came to England for the first time, with his lovely lady, Weronika, they were keen to stroll beside the bracing North Sea. The fact that it was a cool, heavily overcast day did not deter them, so long as the rain kept off.
You could be forgiven for thinking that the above photos were taken in black and white. Not so! With whoops of delight we watched the sea pitch and twirl, as it put on a grand display, just for us. It was spellbinding!
The statue in the square seemed to be vainly imploring the waves. Somewhere warm and dry was called for and the Museum of Hartlepool, with its maritime theme, fitted the bill perfectly. An exhibition dedicated to the bombardment of Hartlepool in 1914, and featuring the iconic poppies, was a welcome bonus, as was the gaslit cafe on the paddle steamer PSS Wingfield Castle.
Three German warships attacked our town on the morning of December 16th, 1914. The attack left 130 people dead and more than 500 injured.
It was almost closing time so, after kawa and herbata, we trooped happily back to ours for food.
That was my week. How about yours? Have you got six words to share with Cate at Show My Face? I’ll be back on Monday, with a different kind of watery walk. Hope to see you then. Have a good weekend!