Monday, 14 November 2016

Just in time


I was only just in time to watch the sun sink into the sea!


At 4.20pm I glanced out of the window and noticed the colour of the sky. A quick look on the internet confirmed that sunset was at 4.27pm,I only just made it down to the sea shore and it was well worth the rush!



It's amazing how far the locations of the sun rising and setting move in the course of a year. It is good to notice this and marvel at the different views it gives us.


As the sun set the fishing boats headed home after another hard days work, can you see the line of sea gulls plotting its course as it heads back to harbour?



Last week was hectic, things always seem to come along at once, luckily this time they were good things! It was the Annual Bridport Literary Festival and also some of our favourite bands were playing close by, so there were 5 events that we attended!. We also converted our home office to accommodate two work spaces. It seemed very strange having a desk again and even stranger sitting next to my husband! We are both involved in a number of community voluntary projects which are taking up lots of our time but are enjoyable! How did I have time to go to work!

Still need to sort out the windows!

One of the authors we saw  was Tristan Gooley who talked to us about his latest book How to read water. It was a very interesting talk and I am already looking at water in a completely different way! I loved some new terms we learnt, such as these ripples on the water caused by the wind are called Cats Paws......


and the rays of sunshine over the water described as glitter paths......


 We still had time for dog walks and walking along this lane it almost felt that we had stepped back in time.


As I stood observing the two minutes silence in the Community Orchard, the Armistice service took place beside the church next door and my thoughts turned to those who had left these shores and had never returned

Thank you for sharing with me last week all the colours that you are surrounded by. The striking vibrant colours some of you described were such a contrast to the whiteness of frost and snow that has arrived in some parts.

 Until next time.
Sarah x


36 comments:

  1. Again Sarah, the most beautiful sights on earth. Sun setting in the ocean.... What beauty. Even in that little hillock of grasses looking out to the sea. I can almost hear the gulls and waves and smell the ocean.

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  2. What a beautiful sunset, Sarah. You do have to be quick if you want to catch them on camera.

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  3. Great photos and inspiring experiences. I had to check the Tristan guy and he sounds a treasure1! I hope to get hold of some of his writing one day.

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  4. Such a gorgeous sunset, fishing boats and talk of books. Some of my favourite things! Love this post!

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  5. As beautifully amazing as the sunset photos are, I think the BEST is the sun shining on the grass with the blue ocean and sky in the background! I could feel your enthusiasm about your "new" life there and am grateful that you blog about it with such wonderful "illustrations".

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  6. I adore this! Your shots of the sea are spectacular. I remember when I was little my grandmother would take me and we would rush out to catch the sunset. It was almost a frantic rush because we didn't want to miss it. I can remember the feeling of relief "we made it!" :-)

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  7. Absolutely stunning! and I love the photo of stepping back in time, too. Have a happy week Sarah! xo

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  8. Sunset and Su rise seem more spectacular at this time of year don't they. It is good to take time to appreciate them. That last picture is so beautiful, as you say, like stepping back in time.

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  9. Oh, so beautiful pictures! I see the seegulls. And I'm also sitting beside my husband at the computer. I must have my own. And often I think like you: How did I have time to go to work? Haha.

    Sigrun

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  10. Beautiful photographs. I am going to make time to go to the beach before I go to work today, thank you.

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  11. What a glorious sunset, it really is so very beautiful in your corner of the world. And how lovely to stand in the orchard to observe the two minutes' silence. I imagine it was very peaceful. I always check the sunset times at this time of year, I love to see it so low in the sky. It's one of my favourite things to be out walking as the sun sets in winter. That feeling of scurrying home to warmth and safety I think. CJ xx

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  12. Thank you for always taking me to nature, on a tour of your great country, to a place where I can let out a sigh of wonder.

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  13. 'Cat's paws and glitter paths'. Wonderful expressions I will remember too. Will have to look out for that book, it sounds intriguing. Retirement makes you so busy I agree, I wonder if your office space might be by the window, I have a feeling it is :) ? You must live a similar similar distance to the beach as I do. Looking out of the window checking the sky. Your sunsets are stunning. Have a lovely week. B x

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    1. No I'm afraid the husband is closer to the window, he was there first! It beats sitting in an office with the blinds shut all day! Sarah x

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  14. Wonderful sunset shots. I am curious about the wire basket - is it some kind of lobster pot perhaps?

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    1. The wire basket on the table is for for a night light. Looking out of it was one of the few moments of calm, in a hectic week! Sarah x

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  15. Glorious pictures, Sarah. The quality of light in your photographs is amazing. We went to the water talk at the RGS in Southampton. An interesting subject xx

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  16. I am so pleased you were just in time to capture these wonderful shots.
    The colours are so lovely.

    May this week be a good one for you.

    All the best Jan

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  17. I never tire of looking at photos of your beautiful area.

    We have a dear friend who lives in Cornwall (met him in Mexico) and he told us that we need to visit him because he has come twice to stay with us. His final push was, "you'll see where Poldark is filmed." I had never watched the show, but decided to give it a try. And, I'm now in love with the show and Cornwall.

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    1. I share your love of Poldark and Cornwall and if you do decide to come over, Dorset is on the way down to Cornwall too! Sarah x

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  18. The sunsets can be glorious at the moment, but of course over the sea they are particularly stunning. I'm still getting used to them taking place in the middle of the afternoon! The book on water sounds very interesting, the type of book I would like to read. I have another book by the same author here about a walker's guide to outdoor clues and signs

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  19. Thank you for another lovely post, Sarah. Not many years ago I laughed with and agreed with a retiree's declaration that he was not retired, but rather, re-fired! Thanks for the book link, too. I hope to read the book one day. xx

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    1. Thanks Gracie for sharing the re-fired, that's how I feel! Sarah x

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  20. So beautiful! I love these pictures, especially since I live in a place so far from beaches.

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  21. Hi Sarah,

    You timed the sunset just right, so magnificent and love the colours and the pretty light on the sea.
    Lovely that you have had a busy, good time and the office for you and your husband is going to work well.
    Have a great week
    Hugs
    Carolyn

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  22. With all the voluntary work as well, you do well to find time to blog and comment! The sunset on the sea is just stunning - well done for grabbing the camera.

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    1. It can be a struggle sometimes to fit everything in! Sarah x

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  23. Thanks for the very striking photos of Dorset, Sarah. Very impressive!

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  24. Sarah - your timing was perfect. I too notice this time of year how the angle of the sun is so different and it casts a lovely golden light. You captured it so well. The water terms are fascinating and I must see if I can find that book over here. Sounds like you are having a grand time and keeping yourselves quite busy. Glad you have time to share your lovely photos with us. xo kim

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  25. Your skies and sunsets are amazing. The book on water sounds really interesting, I'll look out for that. I think one of the nice things about being retired is having the time to really observe and also to read. Paul and I are sitting in neighbouring desks, as he has retired to do a PHD...just a bit more reading than mine!

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  26. Wonderful skies Sarah and I love the look of that lane you walked down. We visited Living Coasts which held the two minute silence and cannon fire from Torquay memorial service echoed across the bay. Sounds like you've been doing some great things recently.

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  27. The sunsets are amazing but I just LOVE the last picture!! So beautiful...
    Have a great weekend and take care!
    Titti

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  28. Love the wavy reflection of the boat. Such lovely sunsets! Thank for the great photos. Have a great weekend!

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  29. Gorgeous photos, Sarah, from first to last.
    Amalia
    xo

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  30. Cat Paws sounds delightful. Stunning photos x

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