Adventures of V and Georgepa part 4

I think I could sit all day long in silence just watching the sea .It is an ever changing kaleidoscope of colour ,pattern and movement as the sun and clouds juxtapose their influences on the surface of the water. It is a wonderful palette of emerald greens , inky blues ,greys and dark navy , topped with crests of white.Such a day was today as the sun broke through the clouds that were scudding across the bay .A dash of green here and then a darker hue altogether as the sunlight played on the water .The tide was out revealing the sandy shoreline and the rocky ledges where soon earnest children with fragile shrimping nets will nervously poke under the seaweed to expose the hiding crabs . But today not a soul except for one solitary surfer who paddled forlornly out to try to catch a non existent wave .

There were waves but only small ones which uncurled at a leisurely pace as they made their gentle way to the shore and do you remember that gloriously tickley sensation as you stood at the edge of the water and the wave washed over your feet and then as it withdrew it took the sand with it from under and around your feet ?There was always the feeling that you were going to topple over but you all held hands and did it again and again .

Today there was still cool breeze which added yet another dimension to the water as you could follow its path as it crossed the bay - one breeze chasing another over the surface of the water . Endlessly fascinating -nothing got done today much to busy sea gazing .


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  • Beautiful Georgepa. Although not about the sea, it reminded me of the poem by WH Davies....the word " care" being very appropriate,

    What is this life if full of care, we have no time to stand and stare.

    No time to stand beneath the boughs and stare as long as sheep or cows.

    No time to see, when woods we pass, where squirrels hide their nuts in grass.

    No time to see in broad daylight, streams full of stars, like skies at night.

    No time to turn at Beauty's glance, and watch her feet, how they can dance.

    No time to wait till her mouth can enrich that smile her eyes began.

    A poor life this is if, full of care, we have no time to stand and stare.

    Keep looking Georgepa, and bringing to to life to share with us.

    Thank you.


  • Beautiful NannaB. Nice reading at 2.45am!

    Lots of love


  • Do you, have you, painted, Georgepa? You have such a wonderful sense of light and colour. I have hypnotized myself at the end of a dock on a summer evening, trying to divide the light on the waves into a palette I could describe. There you are. Beautiful. Beautiful. And what else is the beauty for, if not for us to stand and be still and love it? It is grace. Thank you. Easterncedar

  • No I am afraid not I did attempt painting in my youth when I was at college but my attempts were "individualistic" which was a kind way of saying not very good ! My sister is a painter and I appreciate her work so maybe a little bit has rubbed off from her .

  • Well Done George! Sounds as if you are taking some time out. Nothing like watching the sea to heal and repair the soul.

    Lots of love


  • v true heady

    v true indeed

    the sea really heals and repairs the soul

    and thanks to Georgepa for posting this wonderful picture for us

    lol jill


  • Helps repair the back when we have struggled with the steps and the stairs !!

  • That's what red wine is for!!!

    Lots of love


  • Drink it or rub it in ?????

  • Painting with words indeed !

    I well remember that feeling of sand in the toes and feeling giddy as the wave retreated.

    Watching the waves and beach. What better way to pass a day ?

    Thank you. Jean

  • Georgepa sitting here reading and I feel like I am there with you, thank you love the sound of the sea, can't wait to read more Yvonne x

  • Beautiful - only just found time to read your travelogue... just a tad jealous - I love sea gazing! Enjoy your stay and please write some more.

    Lieve xx

  • So b eatiful I could see myself there wish i was watching the ocean for real my favorite place.

  • i lived close to the sea before we marooned ourselves in the middle of france and i can remember being very upset once and i went down to the beach and sat and cried - but after a while my spirits lifted and i felt so much calmer -- i was then able to go back and face the problem.. so thank you george for your beautiful description - how long are there for ?

  • Only until Saturday and although it sounds idyllic there is a downside and that is stairs- getting V up and down is not easy even just once a day indoors and once on the outside steps - backs killing me !But worth it.


  • Georgepa have you ever considered writing? Your posts always bring the scene to life for me and I can imagine myself looking through your eyes - a wonderful experience for someone, like me, who loves watching the sea, whatever the weather, and, like Shasha, finds it a calming influence.

    Enjoy these special times and thank you for sharing.


  • I have only started writing since I joined this site last year - after V has gone to bed , usually tucked down by 10pm , I found myself needing to do something to 'take away the day " so I thought I would just scribble down what I had seen or done .Really it is nothing more than that and if other people enjoy sharing it then thats a bonus .

  • Oh we do enjoy them, so much! Sorry about your back, though. Of course it makes no sense to say "be careful", as I started to do - we're all as careful as we are allowed to be, I'm sure. What can we do but cross our fingers and heave!? I hope your back pain eases soon. Love and peace, Easterncedar

  • What can I say but, "Ahhhh"

    I used to live in Hawaii and though a bit warmer I'm sure the colors and experiences were the same.


  • Onces. Again. George, you have told the story brilliantly , many thank. And A, looking forward to the ,next Instalment

    May. God bless both you and your Good. Lady

    With kind regards

    Jaylew xxxxxx

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