Looking out to sea
Living by the sea there is rarely a day that goes by when I don't spend at least a few minutes just looking out to sea and it's not difficult to understand why with enticing views such as these...
No sooner had I posted my previous post about signs of Spring in the garden when the snow appeared. I always find it looks so strange against the sea as it is so unusual!
You may recall this bungalow from the first series of Broadchurch since then it is even closer to the edge of the cliff.
What have been doing this month? Apart from moments of looking out at sea and dog walking we have been busy working on future plans for the visitor centre where we volunteer. It can be fascinating and time consuming carrying out research for future exhibitions. To understand life aboard old sailing boats I have been reading Ocean Life in Old Sailing Days e-book by John D Whidden. It is an autobiography recounting the tales of his sea journeys carried out over 25 years travelling around the world in the 19th century it is interesting to read the detailed descriptions of countries and ports visited and compare them with today.
At the same time I also came across the marine paintings of Ivan Aivazovsky a 19th century Russian romantic marine painter whose paintings have quite accidentally provided a wonderful accompaniment to the book. This video shows 729 of his paintings - even if you have just a few minutes I do recommend looking out to sea with Ivan. Have you ever come across any of his paintings before?
The Sea by Bryon W Proctor.
The sea! The sea! The open sea,
The blue, the fresh, the ever free!
Without a mark, without a hound,
It runneth the earth's wide regions round.
Until next time, take care.