Sunday, 8 March 2015

Sea mist

There is something magical and eerie about gazing through the mist to distant horizons....


The hills vanishing in the mist.

When I lived in the Bride Valley in Dorset the sea could only be seen on the distant horizon (as seen in the picture below, just right of the trees on the left of the picture). My Mum who had spent all her childhood beside the sea, on the island of Jersey, Newquay and Hove, always told us the mist was "coming in with the tide".  I remember my geography teacher saying that sea mist was caused when the sea hits the colder temperature of the land. Even so every time we see mist we think of my Mum's saying! Do you have any family sayings like this that have passed the test of time?



Walking along the beach at Burton Bradstock just a few miles up the road, the sea mist was quite patchy.








Tavi was the first to find this seaweed and give it a few shakes! As I picked it up I looked at it closely and it's bracts reminded me of trees!


Our return took us along the cliff tops - the sea looks a long way down from here!

Thank you for visiting me here. I always appreciate your thoughts and comments.
Sarah x

47 comments:

  1. Sweet Sarah! Hello there on this lovely March evening here in Minneapolis; my husband and I are in love with the British coast. We have been watching a few British TV series that take place in Dorset, and we so want to get out to the UK some day.

    I remember my mum with the ocean as well. I lived not too far from the ocean in Los Angeles, and sometimes on our Sunday drives, my father would drive us out to the sea. As we approached the water, my mother would turn to me in the back seat, with wide-eyes and joyful expression and say to me in Spanish, "Look at the ocean!" Her enthusiasm is still with me, and I dream the ocean quite frequently.

    I love to come here to see your world. Thank you for the lovely tour. Give Tavi a hug! Anita

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    1. I enjoyed reading about your Mum's enthusiasm for the sea. I'm glad your have been enjoying watching some TV series of the British coast. Do you recognise some of the cliffs in previous posts as those in Broadchurch? Sarah x

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  2. Sea mist is one of the most peaceful elements of nature for me. I am lucky enough to be located in an area that gets a lot of sea mist, marine layer, coastal fog. I love your Mother's saying. It will stay with me. Your photos are beautiful and always what I love most...the sea.

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  3. Fabulous pictures Sarah, so atmospheric!

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  4. Misty scenes but very beautiful!

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  5. How lovely!! I was just watching Persuasion with Sally Hawkins and your photos remind me so much of the scenes in that movie!

    Have a happy week Sarah!

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  6. I've been watching Escape to the Country on YouTube (it's like HGTV's Househunters for those who aren't familiar with it). I can't make up my mind if I'd want to live in the rolling hills or along the seashore! Seeing your photos puts more pluses on the seashore side.

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    1. I love watching Escape to the Country too seeing lovely homes and landscapes. Sometimes that don't seem to match the client's requirements very well. There seems to be less of a success rate compared with other similar programmes. Sarah x

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  7. Hello Sarah,
    Love the hills in the mist. Very neat to capture that in a photo. Those cliffs are amazing. I can only image them in person.
    Thanks for sharing. Have a lovely week ahead.
    Blessings!
    P.S. I have not thought about trying to sow the chia seeds. When I sow some seeds soon I will give some a try.

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  8. Absolutely gorgeous photos, I enjoy so much seeing pictures from the English coast, which is so different from ours! I love mist, it makes everything so soft and mysterious. Though here on the coast of northern Norway it is extremely seldom, becasue there is almost always a wind blowing.

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  9. Dear Sarah - beautiful pictures, some of them reminding me of paintings by Turner. Don't you love the way our digital cameras can catch these special moments for us and bring us lasting joy? The mist is fleeting but it is captured forever.

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  10. Lovely misty photos, the British coast is so beautiful, I´m longing to go there again following the coastal footpaths.

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  11. Hello Sarah,

    Your misty images are very atmospheric. You have captured the mood of the moment so wonderfully well. Viewing everything through the curtain of mist is a magical sight, one could almost be in a fantasy land.

    Living where you do, the sea provides a never ending amount of interest and intrigue. In all seasons and weathers there is a different view. An endless source of fascination and delight.

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  12. What a lovely saying to remember from your mum. We can watch the mist rolling in here and it does create such atmosphere. Lovely photos. Juliex

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  13. How wonderful your pictures are! The cliffs - mystic! I would love to see it live.

    Sigrun

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  14. Hi Sarah, your pictures are very charming! That seaweed really has a weird look, it doesn't seem real... looks more like a glass reproduction of a coral. How cool your new Westie! I was on the verge of bringing one home the other day, but at last I decided for a female dachshund because she was very sweet. Alberto.

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    1. We have had two dacshunds in the past so I can understand how you were attracted to your new pup! Sarah x

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  15. Beautiful pictures!! Hoping for fine weather next week, we are bringing the caravan down to it's summer residence!!! Not stopping long, as we seem to have a queue before we get to borrow OUR caravan!!!!! X

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    1. We met a couple who were down from Surrey to their caravan this weekend and I thought that you would be down soon. Hope you get a chance to enjoy it! Sarah x

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  16. I love mist and fog but I've never seen sea mist before. Living so far away from it, I don't see the sea often in any weather. I'd love to be at the coast on day when there is sea mist!

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  17. Such beautiful pictures in the mist!!! They really are wonderfully atmospheric. The seaweed is just like little trees isn't it, nature does some amazing things. xx

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  18. The mist does make it so atmospheric and it is part of our natural world. It is good that we have a mix .... preferably nothing too strong in the way of winds and rain, but nature has a way of delivering the good with some not so good.

    We are lucky we can enjoy it.

    All the best Jan

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  19. Your photos are so beautiful. I've spent very little time by the sea, so I always enjoy coming here to see your local views.

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  20. Lovely photos as usual.

    As I read this, I thought about friends from Cornwall who came to visit in the early spring. We walked along the beach and there was a slight mist in the air. Andrew told us that there was a "nazmuth of scud". Whenever it is slightly misty and cool we think of Andrew and Helen. When it is a heavier mist one of us always says to the other, "well, this is more than a nazmuth!"

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  21. Looks like we will be treading in your footsteps shortly! We are coming down to Lyme Regis to stay with an old friend to break the journey before continuing to Sennen Cove, right down near Lands End. It's a long way from Hastings.

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  22. The sea mist is like a living creature. We encountered it on our walk along the Pembrokeshire Coastal Path in Wales. Beautiful pictures, Sarah!

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  23. I was half expecting Lorna Doone to come out of the mist, so much atmosphere in your photos, Sarah.
    Amalia
    xo

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  24. I expect you are familiar with the Cornish word "mizzle"? It's a combination of mist and drizzle - something that is very common in Cornwall, which is of course surrounded by sea on three sides.

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  25. So eerie and beautiful. That first one is a stunner Sarah. x

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  26. Sea mist is such a strange creature. It always confused me on a bright blue warm day sat on the beach and the mist would roll in off the sea. Now we have mist on the hills...or low lying clouds because we are so high up. It's lovely that we can now climb higher and get above them.

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  27. Loving the misty pictures - every day by the sea is different.

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  28. Beautiful atmospheric photos of the mist rolling in. I love staying by the sea on holiday with the big skies where you can watch the mist/rain coming towards you. xx

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  29. Dear Sarah,

    The mist makes for some beautiful photographs! What always amazes me is how quickly the mist rolls in. One moment everything is clear and than within a second you have heavy mist. It happened to us several times while having a walk on the beach. It was really spooky!

    Have a good week!

    madelief x

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  30. Dear Sarah,

    I love all your misty photos - everything looks so magical and must have been great walking around here.
    Tavi must have enjoyed exploring there.
    Have a happy week
    hugs
    Carolyn

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  31. Cornwall looks so beautiful along its rugged coastline!You have captured perfectly well the misty, turbulent sea Sarah.
    Olympia

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  32. Gorgeous pictures, Sarah. Particularly like the one of the mist rolling about the cliffs. I love a sea mist- so ethereal and romantic. I can just picture Ross Poldark striding across the sand in one...... :o) XXX

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  33. A child hood spent by the seaside sounds so lovely. I think mist is such a calming and beautiful thing. Thanks for sharing these pictures Sarah, hope you are doing well.

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  34. My goodness, Sarah! These photographs are so stunning and conjure the essence of the misty coastline perfectly. I wish I lived closeby enough for you to share a few photography tips with me!

    Stephanie

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  35. Ahhhhhhh......I love this post since the first day you put it up; my husband is taking me back to our honeymoon spot in Northern California (Carmel-by-the-Sea) in summer, and I want to devour the presence of the ocean each day we are there.

    Dearest Sarah, thank you so much for coming to visit me! I can't wait to get my project underway (I've started to pull out my blog posts onto word documents) and the editing and formatting process will be FUN for me!

    Many thanks for your kind words! Happy Sunday, Anita

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  36. Oh how I wish I could walk by the sea ... today that would be just the tonic I need. In the absence of that possibility I shall drink in all that your beautiful photographs offer.

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  37. I'm loving your photography Sarah, it's really really beautiful x

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  38. My Dad worked all of his life in the Royal Navy as an officer in the Fleet Air Arm and the one saying that has followed him down the years accompanies the 6 o'clock ritual for small libation with nibbles: "Ah, I think the sun is over the yard arm. Who'd like a gin and tonic?" I'm not sure non-nautical people would have a clue what I was talking about now!
    PS. I was gripped by Broadchurch and thus very envious of your fantastic scenery. :) xx

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  39. What peaceful scenes. You captured them beautifully!

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  40. What completely beautiful photos. I love the sea mist making things mysterious. We have a phenomenon here where the mist fills the valley and we and the surrounding hills sit above it which is a land version of the beauty of mist.

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  41. STUNNING,STUNNING STUNNING.

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  42. Beautiful images. I love a good sea mist. I especially like the first picture and the ones of the people walking mysteriously on the "Broadchurch" beach.
    We had a bit of mist here first thing today, and I was tempted to snap the neighbour's Forsythia through the haze, but missed my chance.
    And I love Corfe Castle on a misty morning.
    Keep up the good work.
    Best wishes :)

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