Monday, 14 July 2008

I Love The Sea


One of life,s luxury's to me is that I live near to the sea. In fact I have only lived inland for a few years, in my entire life, and even then I would often take visits to the nearest coastal town. I find the sea has an amazing draw in so many ways. I visit even more frequently since having children, when they were babies I would take them to help their sleep. As toddlers I would take them to exert their energy, and still do now. They practise scooting, roller blading, cycling along the prom.On the beach we investigate all the weird and wonderful creatures in the rock pools. The Children have the same enthusiasm for the sea as I do. Though I use it as a place to take stock of things, escape and take refuge from worries (which we all have from time to time). I use the beach as my place to wish, dream, cry, laugh, think, recharge and refresh myself.
The photograph is of my son yesterday afternoon, who also never tires from a visit to the beach.
I also went for a lovely walk this evening, along the prom and back with my daughters( I find it gives us a good opportunity to talk) the sea was calm, the sun was setting, just bliss!

Yes, I probably will be one of the old ladies sitting in the deckchair with a 99!

7 comments:

Mary Richmond said...

these are wonderful posts! i'm across the sea but also live by the sea and can't imagine being anywhere else.

Margaret said...

I live very inland. Oklahoma. I have visited the beach a few times. In the summer I am always jealous of those who live so close to a beach.

exquisiteimage said...

Great blog! My husband and I just moved to an oceanside town (I grew up on one, but after getting married we moved inland) and I forgot how much I missed the smell of the sea!

Cherry Lane Jane said...

Thanks for sharing your wonderful feelings and experiences toward the sea. I love the pic and you almost made me want to move out of Ohio..... almost;)

oldbagcrafts said...

Gorgeous picture! I lived by the Pacific Ocean for a few years and it was brilliant. Now we're back in the UK not by the sea, but we're close enough for day trips. I still miss Ocean Beach though...

Beth said...

Nine months ago we moved to the heart of the California desert from Florida. it's only a two and a half hour drive to the beach in San Diego, but I so miss being in the lush green landscape with the soothing sound of the ocean nearby.

MindyG said...

I love the sea too, didn't grow up around it until I moved to CA. My husband grew up a surfer and now my two sons are surfing as well. We go to the beach whenever we can.
Your blog is great!