Friday, 12 July 2013

By the waters edge

 A perfect way of spending a late afternoon is to be down at the waters edge .....



 Or to take a boat out onto the water.



Or maybe rowing in a gig boat - or a spot of fishing?


 Or maybe just like me, admire the views and take in everything going on around me.


My husband and daughter went fishing off the end of the pier and caught two mackerel each. Afterwards as we sat on the harbour wall with a take away a local fisherman caught this eel. 

I appreciate every day how lucky we are to live by the sea. I'm glad too, that I can share it with you.
Sarah x


40 comments:

  1. I am always enamoured by your lovely photos Sarah - the reflections on the last one are like a piece of abstract art - wonderful.

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  2. And the sharing is much appreciated, at least by this landlocked sea lover. (I do have the beach at Prestatyn not too far away, but it barely counts.)

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  3. It is particularly fine living by the sea when the sun is shining - Dom has been swimming in the Solent (it is not for me but I certainly value where we live).
    Best wishes
    Jenny

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  4. I was so entranced by the reflections in the last picture that I totally missed the eel. Lovely pictures,
    Joy xx

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  5. With the weather over the past week there is nowhere better! My short trip to St Ives has made me yearn to live by the sea, next house project perhaps?

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  6. Sarah my DEAR! That last photo is incredibly fabulous, with the image of the sky in the water! Isn't having the water nearby just magic? Thank you for always sharing your wonderful finds with us! You are having so much fun....me too. Anita

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  7. The sea looks so tranquil. Sounds like a lovely trip. juliex

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  8. Beautiful photos Sarah, I too took a while to spot the eel in the last photo! Your seaside views are so different to mine, I managed to get down to the beach this week, and it's all about emptiness apart from the birds. Which reminds me to post those photos! Have a lovely weekend S:)

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  9. I was so busy looking at the wonderful way you'd captured the reflections in the water I nearly missed the eel!
    Looks like a beautiful place x

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  10. I don't think I could live anywhere that doesn't have water, it soothes the soul :) xxx

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  11. Lovely photo's Sarah, have a nice summertime with a lot of shunsine. Enjoy the weekend, greetings Petra.

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  12. Great photos Sarah. Really must get myself to Dorset, it looks really lovely. It always makes you feel better when you can see the sea. Have a great weekend.
    S xx

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  13. what a beautiful place & your photography is stunning!
    x

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  14. The sea looks so inviting Sarah, you have taken some really lovely pictures there. I didn't even notice the eel in the last one until I read what you'd written because I was looking at the pattern of colours reflected from the boat!

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  15. Looks like you had some lovely calm days for those super photos Sarah

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  16. What Beautiful photos- I love all the colour of the boats and cottages. Amazing reflections:)

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  17. In this lovely weather the calm, blue water does look so inviting, although like you, I'm content to just sit by the sea, rather than go rowing or sailing in one of those small boats. The reflections you've captured in the last photo are beautiful.

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  18. That would be my dream location to live, love the boat with the red sail.

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  19. What a great way to spend a day. Living by the sea sounds good to me. We are having humid weather and not good for being outside. Have a great weekend and thank you for your visit.

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  20. Very pretty photos Sarah, love them. Like you living by the sea has made a huge difference to our lives and we never stop appreciating the beauty around us. Like Forgetmenots blue, I saw the lovely reflection and had to go back to find the eel!

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  21. Your photos are classified from the beautiful to the sublime Sarah! I think that each time you photograph the sea you take the prettiest photos. I have to visit these coastal English area one day!
    Wish you a wonderful weekend.

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  22. What a lovely trip. Out, I love watching the boats bobbing up and down! :) x

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  23. Oh! How lovely!! I just called by in the hopes that you had some 'seaside pictures'!! I'd love to be by the sea today (well, any day really!!) but am land-locked here, unless you count the canal a couple of miles away!! No.2 son is, as we speak, sailing along the Thames on his friend's parents barge, he keeps texting me too!!! Hey ho, back to dreaming in my deckchair in the garden!!!! Thank you soooo much for taking me to the seaside today!!!

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  24. Thank you for sharing, as always. I wonder how you would best serve the mackarel? :)

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    1. I am afraid I am not keen on fish so John usually cooks it just for himself, although Twinkle and Daisy might get some too! He usually cooks it in wrapped in foil in the oven with lemon juice and fennel.
      Sarah x

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    2. I should have noticed that with your delicious meals you've been cooking fron the recipe book.

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  25. I do so enjoy reading your posts about the sea. You are indeed so lucky, as the town looks peaceful somehow.
    great photos of the little yachts.. and the colourful houses overlooking the bay.
    always enjoyable Sarah.
    happy weekend
    val xx

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  26. Lovely photos Sarah, the photos of the yachts and the sailing are just so beautiful and your views so very different to mine even though we both live at the seaside! Here's to another week of sunshine down south! Sharon

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  27. Such a beautiful time. I'm glad you shared it with us!

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  28. Beautiful photo's Sarah! The English coast is so different from the Dutch, but I like it very much! We love the beach too. It's only half an hours drive from Rotterdam. We used to go for long walks and drank coffee at a beach club afterwards. Miss it a little, but had a great time in Zeeland!!

    Happy week!

    Madelief x

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  29. Hello Sarah! I too love the beautiful pictures you share with us of your homeland which bring back so many happy memories of living by the sea in Normandy. There is, to my mind, nothing more restful than spending time on the watersedge.

    Happy summer to you,

    Stephanie

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  30. I also appreciate how lucky we are to live near to the sea, in my younger days we had to catch the bus in the early hours for a long, long trip to the seaside - and those trips were rare! Now we can be on the beach within 20 minutes, we don't spend as much time as I'd like there but we have lots of lovely beaches to choose from.
    Your photos really do it justice Sarah, and you've reminded me of mackerel fishing with my Grandad many years ago.

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  31. Hi Sarah,

    I enjoyed seeing your beautiful photos of the sea - love all the boats on the water and the lovely coloured houses.
    It must have been fun for your husband and daughter to catch the mackerel. Thanks for showing us more of you wonderful place.

    Happy new week
    Hugs
    Carolyn

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  32. ~ Picture post card views, Sarah....Beautiful summery days of old...Thank you for sharing with us all! I LOVE mackerel too! hugs Maria x

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  33. Love your post Sarah, full of gorgeous summeryness. We live by the sea - Thames Estuary really, but love strolling out in the evening after a busy day.
    Patricia x

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  34. I love your photo before last, I love how each house is a different colour and the reflection on the water. I'm wondering, did you eat the mackerel they caught?

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    1. Yes my husband enjoyed eating the fish they caught.
      Sarah x

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  35. Around the time you posted these wonderful photos, my sister and I drove north along the Pacific Coast and I posted some photos of what we saw http://grayseasailor-onesaylorslog.blogspot.com/2013/07/untangled-at-home.html I love visiting your blog, and especially enjoy your views by the sea...my most favorite place in the world :) Thanks, Sarah!
    Gracie xx

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  36. Hi Sarah,
    You take wonderful pictures, hope you don't mind me asking but which camera do you use? I use a little Canon Ixus but my pictures look dull. I'm really enjoying your blog so will continue to read all through it.
    Best wishes from just along the coast of Dorset.
    Elizabeth

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    1. Hi Elizabeth, How nice to meet you and thank you for becoming one of my followers. The camera I use is a Panasonic Lumix TZ18. We have had it just over a year and we are very pleased with it . It has a good zoom too.
      Sarah x

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