Monday, 13 October 2014

Watching the waves

As we move into our second week of living in a new location our new favourite past time has been to watch the waves. 



We are used to the relatively calm bay of Weymouth 20 miles along the coast, and the waves by West Bay seem huge in comparsion, especially when the winds increase as they did mid-week!


In stormy conditions you can really appreciate the power of the sea and feel how challenging it must be at times out on the ocean waves.

On Saturday morning the sea had returned to a calm state, and it was wonderful to wander along the  sandy beach, with the waves this time gently lapping the shore. These pictures haven't been altered the colours really were this bright!







In the harbour the boats colours and shapes were reflected in the water. At the weekend many of the boats were pulled out of the water for the winter. We stayed and watched this well organised operation. It made the task look so simple and the boats so light!


 I still can't get used to passing the harbour and seeing the boats bobbing in the water every time we go out in the car!



The boat hire by the river on the other side of the harbour was still under water following the heavy rain we received.We will have to wait until next summer before trying this. Based on our skills of rowing it is likely to turn into an adventure!

I am still not managing to keep up to date with getting around to visit everyone. Thank you as always for your lovely comments. Wishing you a good week.
 Sarah x

38 comments:

  1. Calm after the storm. The beach and the colors are stunning.
    Pleased that you are settling in Sarah.
    Always something new happening near a harbor.
    great photos.
    happy week
    val xx

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  2. How fun! I so miss living by the sea!! Enjoy your waves and boats :)

    xox

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  3. I will never tire of watching the waves and listening to the sound of the sea. The shores of Northern California where we are have large powerful waves year round and very cold. But we still boogie board in the Summer months.

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  4. Lovely photos Sarah, it must seem like you are permanently on holiday! Love wave watching and walking along the beach, even in winter there is plenty to see! Wishing you a lovely week! Sharon x

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  5. I do so enjoy seeing the sea on your blog. I haven't seen the real thing since August 2013!

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  6. Wave watching is mesmerising - there is a sense of timelessness and beauty both seeing and listening to them constantly breaking on the shores.

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  7. It's lovely to have this window on West Bay Sarah.
    You are so lucky to live there now. Glad you are settling in.
    Your photos are wonderful
    Jacquie x

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  8. You have found a lovely spot to live in and I love the sound of the waves. You are right, as I remember our visits to West Bay, we found the waves to be huge compared to the calm of Torbay.

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  9. Good morning LUCKY SARAH! To live by the ocean is a dream for most....you are so blessed to have an oceanside view even closer to you, to walk there, to ponder, to receive the sea air. And those unenhanced photos, WOW!

    Congratulations again on such a perfect move. ENJOY!

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  10. Just beautiful. If Hubby and I could move to any place it would be the the shores of Monterey or Half Moon Bay. Both are my favorite places to visit. Thanks for sharing and have a wonderful week.
    Blessings,
    Bobbie Lynn

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  11. I also love the sound of the waves washing up on the shore and watching the sea during a storm. Lovely photos Sarah and glad you're enjoying your new surroundings. P x

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  12. Thank you for sharing your pictures ..........except I am GREEN with envy!!

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  13. We were there on Saturday too!! You were earlier than us though, as a lot of the boats had gone by the afternoon. I did wonder in which direction to wave!!!! Caravan is back home for winter now, so roll on next March!! I am relying on you for those beautiful pictures, of a beautiful area, to keep me going through the winter!!! X

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  14. Beautiful pictures, even the storm but hate that storms do all the damage!

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  15. Just found your blog. Your pictures are beautiful and your new home looks lovely. Before moving to the mountains, I lived by the ocean and though I absolutely love my new surroundings, I long for a look at the sea now and then. Enjoy every minute of your new life.

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  16. Those waves are wonderful. I feel regenerated just looking at them. xx

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  17. Beautiful pictures of the sea - you sound as though you are really enjoying your new surroundings.

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  18. What a wonderful location! We who live by the sea are so lucky I think. Enjoy.

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  19. I am only just catching up with everyone and reading your posts I realise you have moved. I do hope you are settling in well and I will look forward to seeing lots of pictures - what a pretty village.

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  20. Dear Sarah,

    Everyday is like a holiday living near the sea - know it is for me too and how wonderful it is watching the waves.
    Your photos are all so beautiful - love both the big waves and the calmer water and the boats are lovely.
    Hope you are enjoying the week
    hugs
    Carolyn

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  21. All very exciting, what a beautiful place to live! :) xxx

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  22. Sarah, can you hear the waves crashing from your house?

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  23. It is amazing how the weather can change so quickly from one day to the next isn't it. I hope that you keep enjoying your new home! xx

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  24. Yes we can hear them from the garden when the wind is strong! Sarah x

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  25. Nice blog Sarah.
    I used to make regular trips to West Bay on Saturday afternoons to buy a cooked crab, we would sit in the car and eat it and then have to buy another to take home to Glastonbury - O Happy Memories !

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    1. That sounds a good way of spending a Saturday afternoon! Sarah x

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  26. I love the sound of crashing waves. It is not until the wind is really strong round here that we might see some white horses, but other than that just little ripples! Lovely pictures xxx

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  27. I also live very close to the sea but I think I love sea more thanks to you and your gorgeous photos.Isn't strange?

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    1. I didn't appreciate living by the sea as much as I do now until I started buying coast magazine many years ago and it made me too love the sea more and spend more time by it. I'm so glad my blog and pictures has done this for you too! Sarah x

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  28. Hope you are settling in to your new home. I love watching the waves both when they are rough and when they are just lapping gently

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  29. The first year in a new home is always such an adventure! Every season has something new to offer. Those waves are incredible, and the colours in the photo are so pretty. What a difference between the stormy day and the calm day!

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  30. I almost hear on your photo's the waves ,beautiful photo's I love the sea to Enjoy !
    Rita

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  31. What a delight it must be to live so close to the seaside! Please take your time adjusting to your new home and surroundings. A visit to my blog can wait!!

    Madelief x

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  32. I miss being by the sea after seeing your glorious photos. Off to do a catch up now xx

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  33. I haven't been on blogger for a while......and yours is the 2nd blog I have caught up with and you have moved ? Off to read more. Annie x

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  34. Hello Sarah, oh my - these are amazing photos! You know it but I will tell you again: I do envy you so much living that close to the sea! Have a wonderful week and keep us posted how the landscape changes during the weeks to come! Christa

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  35. I do miss watching the sea changes since living in London. My parents still live by the sea, tucked into the lee of the Isle of Wight, and it's amazing how the sea can change so quickly. Hope you'll be out of the way of storms this winter!

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