Many of us are fascinated by the sea and seascapes. From the tranquility to the ferociousness.  I am always my happiest when on a coastal area whether Norfolk, Cornwall or Devon. Often beauty can be found in the contrast between the sea and the sky.  It changes constantly never truly still and below the surface is a whole wonderful and strange world, largely un explored. We do not know what lies beneath the waves.   Whilst walking the coast near Sennen Cove, Cornwall  I discovered a small rock onto which someone had written this ..

Beware the mermaid

She will lure you to a watery grave

and you will be seen no more

 

 

Sea Fever

John Masefield

I must go down to the seas again, to the lonely sea and the sky,
And all I ask is a tall ship and a star to steer her by;
And the wheel’s kick and the wind’s song and the white sail’s shaking,
And a grey mist on the sea’s face, and a grey dawn breaking.
I must go down to the seas again, for the call of the running tide
Is a wild call and a clear call that may not be denied; 
And all I ask is a windy day with the white clouds flying,
And the flung spray and the blown spume, and the sea-gulls crying.
I must go down to the seas again, to the vagrant gypsy life,
To the gull’s way and the whale’s way where the wind’s like a whetted knife;
And all I ask is a merry yarn from a laughing fellow-rover,
And quiet sleep and a sweet dream when the long trick’s over.

Here are a few of my sea images.

These few images were taken by my son Jay, who visited Thialand, Laos and Vietnam.