Monday Washing

Andrew of ‘Have Bag, Will Travel’ is running a weekly challenge all about photographs of washing lines. I knew I had a couple of rather lovely washing lines, but a look through my archives resulted in a few more. A change of country this week – this colourful scene is from Cascais in Portugal. Must take a long time to get a full load dried and I never hang garments up in the middle like this. I always hang them from the bottom.

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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.

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      1. Not at all. When I had all the family living here, I could wash and sun dry three big loads of washing in a day in Summer. By the time the third load was ready to hang the first load was ready to take off the line 🙂

        1. That’s what I meant, by not bothering you. You actually have sun in the summer. And winter probably. Much more than us. Although I hear it’s pretty grim over there at the moment.

        2. Not looking forward to Winter and the temperatures plummeting to around 18-20C during the day but single figures at night. Might even see a few nights get down to -3 or 4 Yes I am having a laugh Jude.
          The rain has been relentless for a week now and the worse has been the past 3 days. 264mls here in that time and it’s still raining

  1. It really would take ages to do an entire load on a line this short! I hang most things from the bottom but I hang t-shirts and other shirts on hangers in an empty part of the rather large walk-in master bedroom closet. The wash machine in our rental house is great and gets out most of the water and with the very low humidity, they don’t even drip. Ironing? No thanks! Thankfully my husband rarely wears dress shirts and hanging shirts and blouses on hangers usually leaves them fairly unwrinkled.


  2. Made it, at last! Nice colours. They have good taste in Cascais. 🙂 🙂 If you peg the bottom you need a longer drop or the sleeves are trailing the floor/roof in this case. I only have a fold up job because I refuse to spoil my roof space with a washing line.

    1. I have rotary line now, you need very long arms to reach the floor. And when I had a line I used a prop. Remember those? You could have a line and wind it up when not on use. I used to do that.

  3. Took me a while to work out what I was seeing – inside out blouses with shoulder pads? I like the way the washing on the right coordinates so well with the wall, but they definitely shouldn’t have included that pink 😉.

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