October Squares | Day Twenty-Four

This month Becky (the Queen of Squares) has challenged us to find lines. In Squares naturally. That is the only proper ‘rule’. I have been dipping into the archives for this one, as well as finding local lines.

a widow’s walk

October Squares | Day 24

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I have lived in the UK for most of my life, but when young I definitely had wanderlust and even ended up living in South Africa for several years which was a wonderful experience. I now look forward to a long and leisurely retirement doing what I like most - gardening, photography, walking and travelling.

11 thoughts on “October Squares | Day Twenty-Four”

    1. Only a seagull unfortunately Pete. Been sunny here all day but distinctly cooler. Spent most of the day bringing in my tender plants to overwinter in the conservatory. Too many!

  1. Loving the sunshine, but you had me intrigued about the widow’s walk . . so off I went to investigate. I ended up in the Age of Sail in north American coastal communities only to discover they seem to be one of those old wive’s tales!

    1. While the origin and any utilitarian purpose of widow’s walks remains open to speculation, romantic folklore persists. In his book Chesapeake, James A. Michener writes that the name widow’s walk “derived from the romantic tales of those loyal women who continued to keep watch for a ship that had long gone to the bottom of the coral reef.”

      This one btw is in Dorset.

  2. There’s an old house in Bondi Junction (Sydney) with a widow’s walk. It’s always intrigued me, I’d like to know if anyone connected with the sea ever lived there.

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