The Axe at Uphill greetings card, from original linocut, Weston-super-Mare, Somerset, beach scene, boats, nautical card


The Axe at Uphill is a quality greetings card on a seaside theme. It is taken from Fiona Horan’s large linocut of the River Axe at Uphill, Somerset, as it enters the Bristol Channel.


The card is 7″ by 5″ (or 178mm high by 127mm wide) and is blank inside for your own message. It comes with a white envelope and cellophane wrap. UK postage is free!

The Axe at Uphill shows Weston Bay at the far end of Weston-super-Mare beach where it meets the village of Uphill. In this direction you can see the peaceful sea in front of Brean Down and the island of Steep Holm.

The Axe at Uphill compliments the card and linocut Boats at Uphill which shows the same spot looking up river at the boats moored up on the banks.

It’s a lovely spot here, and the wide sandy beach is popular with land yachts. Sometimes it seems possible to walk across to the headland of Brean Down – particularly when the tide is out. This area has the second highest tidal range in the world. Despite this, you really can’t walk to Brean Down, Steep Holm island or Wales, and those that have tried have had to be rescued from a literally sticky end! Plus the tide rushes in again really quickly because it has a big distance to cross in a short time.

A great card for lovers of linocut art, boats and sandy beaches. It would also look good framed! Another card featuring the Weston-super-Mare area is Beach Donkey.

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