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"She seemed to come suddenly upon happiness as if she had surprised a butterfly in the Winter woods"
(edith wharton)


Friday, 18 January 2008

the sea-shore holiday... a story with pictures

I thought it must be about time to get my photos from my seaside break, onto my blog.. so here they are. Not much happening here in Woodford - the weather is very odd as it is everywhere right now.. it seems that Mother Earth is detoxing, like our bodies do when they are on toxic overload... the only way She can do it is by using the weather to show that she is not well. Hayfever abounds here in my world right now and I am doing my very, very best not to grab the Telfast.. so I am off to a homeopath today to get a remedy. The garden is wild and I am still itching to get my hands into the soil... but patience, I am told is a virtue so I will be patient...everything comes to those who wait.... so patiently I wait and my time in the garden will come, when the days get cooler, when autumn is on her way.
the first photo is what greeted me on my very first morning - I woke early and stepped onto the balcony to do my morning breathing and affirmations - to greet the Goddess. Right at that moment, I truy knew I was blessed.......


and as I stood allowing the love in... the Sun rose to show me a brilliant day was on the way...

below is a view looking north ...across the water is a caravan park, right on the waters edge.... these are all holiday vans, owned by people for many, many years...


the carousel above is actually an icon... it has been in the same spot since the 1930's! marvellous.. and a few pictures of the beach....

every morning I went for a long walk along the beach... and loved it. I stood and meditated every morning while the water rushed over my feet... one morning, while I was standing there I 'heard' a voice telling me that it was a good thing if i could visit the sea at least once a month, so that my soul could absorb the energy.. so I made a decision then and there to make an effort to take time away at the beach each month...

and here I am on the beach.... looking quite angry, I must say... but the sun was shining in my eyes and the love of my life is not very camera savvy, so these photos took quite awhile to take! ahh well.. he is wonderful at other things.... like loving and cherishing me..so who cares if he can't use a camera!

above, I am standing on rock... the tide was coming in and I loved to stand while the water splashed over my feet.. when the tide was out, there were lots of little worlds in the rock pools... I could sit and watch them forever! what is it that is so healing about the sea? and below, the tide is out... and you can see the rock that I am standing on... I look a little happier in this photo but the sun was still shining in my eyes... I guess that is because we went on our walks together in the afternoon when the sun was west of us...

so there you go... my adventure at the seashore! I thought I was going to turn into a mermaid...

15 comments:

peppylady said...

What neat picture of the ocean. Now I need to ask if it the Pacific or Indian Ocean?

kim said...

What pretty pictures! You look wonderful!
xoxo

Kathryn Knoll said...

What is so cool about this is that the ocean unites us. The same ocean that I see everyday out my bed room window eventually washes against the shore where you play and have holiday! Now that we are getting to know each other more and more, when you go to the shore and let the water wash over your feet, think of me sending you love and blessings and lots of hearts drawn around you! Be well, my friend from Down Under, SR. K.

Autumn said...

Love the photos. Thanks for sharing your adventure with us

Ruth said...

Actually I rather like the cross photo - you look like a powerful water witch, saying `don't mess with me!'

Tracy said...

Beautiful photos, Robyn! I adore going to the beach, too.

Julie Marie said...

Even though I haven't been commenting recently, I have been reading your posts. I have so enjoyed reading about your birthday celebrations and your trip to the sea. I will never forget my trip to the Pacific, at Carmel By The Sea. It was the dead of winter back home in ND, just like it is now. I got to experience your sunshine vicariously.

I am so happy that you feel settled and at peace. Especially since you have struggled so, so long to achieve it.

All I am doing is enduring winter.

Many hugs,

Julie

Night Owl said...

Beautiful pictures :-)

Sheila said...

Looks like you had a great time Robyn. I enjoy being near water, even if it is a lake or river. It always seems to be so tranquil, and makes me relax.
Once a month sounds like an excellent idea.
xx

zUzU said...

=^..^=

I adore walking the tidepools ...
They are indeed little worlds within ours with such mystery. I can rarely get enough.

The sea is a most wonderful place to be.
I have often thought to move to a cottage near the sea and fill the windowsill with collections of shells & beach glass. Yes. I think that would be enchanting.

=^..^=what a lovely holiday.
love, zU

Journey Through Life said...

Great shots!
I can't remember if I told you - I put the links for the complaint free up on my site.
At the bottom of the post titled "great day = sunburnt-and-flat-tyre"
Cheers,
Annie
xxx

Pixie said...

the sea behind you is just awesome.
I was looking at a very grey and stormy sea last weekend. And for the next two weekends will be looking at different sea places.

It is just such a needed place in my life.
pxx

A bird in the hand said...

You look great! The ocean suits you, my little mermaid. xoxo

kathyann said...

Love the pictures,and I too love the feel of water washing over my feet,so gentle and relaxing!Hope you found lots of treasures!love from Kathyann and the girls

amelia said...

Lovely pictures and you look so relaxed and at ease. Even with the sun in your face!!!

You are such a lucky lady having a man who loves you like that!!