Posts Tagged ‘Sea’


As August starts to get into full swing, I am still longing for the absent sunshine.

Memories of my short break to Porto a while ago fill my head as I crave the sun on my skin.

I took this picture on the way back to our hotel at sunset, after a full day spent walking, talking, enjoying sun, sea and sangria, exploring the world around us and our love for each other.

The tide was out as we took the long way back to our hotel.  The beautiful bridge that spans the river was ahead of us, the beach behind us and we strolled along the river.  We were looking forward to another walk through the beautiful Crystal Palace Gardens before nightfall finally came.

Looking at this picture I remember the moment so clearly.  I should take more pictures…

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Day 330 - Under the Sea

Apologies for my tardiness on the purple front.. Back on it now!

Having just spent a few glorious days in Bournemouth, I’m still very much in beach, sun, sea and sand mode.
So it feels like a good time to offer up this little fella!

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Day 173 - Sun, Sea, Sand and Rain!

As the world whirled and twirled, time was made to visit the beach.
To walk by the sea as it rolled back and forth.
Along the shore, by the sand dunes,  with the waves, some late summer sunshine and a healthy sea-breeze…
When the rain gently fell and all the people disappeared – what a treat to see a cormorant!

Memories made.

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Day 135 - Night Lights

Back from a fabulous day next to the beach in Bournemouth. Teaching, dancing, paddling in the sea and hanging out with new friends.

All day it was delicious beach weather – hot, hot, hot!

Then a perfect moon rose and brought the sea to life in a whole different way.

And just when you thought it couldn’t get any better – so we were treated to a spectacular display of lightning! Amazing!

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Day 131 - Sea Matters

Another evening spent at the beach… A place for me where dreams are formed from embryonic notions, where thoughts roam free and where everything and nothing matters.

‘Look at that sea, girls–all silver and shadow and vision of things not seen. We couldn’t enjoy its loveliness any more if we had millions of dollars and ropes of diamonds.’ ~L.M. Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables

‘There is one spectacle grander than the sea, that is the sky; there is one spectacle grander than the sky, that is the interior of the soul.’ ~Victor Hugo, Les Misérables

‘Doesn’t it seem to you, asked Madame Bovary, that the mind moves more freely in the presence of that boundless expanse, that the sight of it elevates the soul and gives rise to thoughts of the infinite and the ideal?’ ~Gustave Flaubert, Madame Bovary

‘This is the seashore. Neither land nor sea. It’s a place that does not exist.’ ~Ocean Sea Alessandro Baricco

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Day 129 - Impromptu Beach Trip

On such a hot day, there really is only one thing to do…
Head to the beach!
An early evening stroll, some plodging and paddling, jellyfish spotting and a few moments to watch the sun play on the water…

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