“There’s nothing more beautiful than the way the ocean refuses to stop kissing the shoreline, no matter how many times it’s sent away.”
Sarah Kay

Wales, Rhyl, The Irish Sea 1994

“Life is a sea of vibrant color. Jump in.”
 A.D. Posey

Fuerteventura, El Cotillo, North Atlantic Ocean 1997

Limitless and immortal, the waters are the beginning and end of all things on earth.     

Heinrich Zimmer

Turkey, Side,Mediterranean Sea 1999

The sea, once it casts its spell, holds one in its net of wonder forever.     

Jacques Yves Cousteau

Brighton, The English Channel 2002

To me the sea is a continual miracle; The fishes that swim, the rocks, the motion of the waves, the ships with men in them. What stranger miracles are there?     

Walt Whitman

Tunisia, Monastir, Mediterranean Sea 2008

“To reach a port we must set sail –
Sail, not tie at anchor
Sail, not drift.”

― Franklin D. Roosevelt

Dover, The English Channel, 2012

“There is one spectacle grander than the sea, that is the sky; there is one spectacle grander than the sky, that is the interior of the soul.”
― Victor Hugo, 

Cyprus, Coral Bay, Mediterranean Sea, 2012

To me, the sea is like a person–like a child that I’ve known a long time. It sounds crazy, I know, but when I swim in the sea I talk to it. I never feel alone when I’m out there…     

Gertrude Ederle

Italy, Sorrento, Tyrrhenian Sea 2013

My soul is full of longing for the secrets of the sea, and the heart of the great ocean sends a thrilling pulse through me.     

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

The Strait of Dover 2015

There was a magic about the sea. People were drawn to it. People wanted to love by it, swim in it, play in it, look at it     

Cecelia Ahern

Isle of Wight, The English Channel 2018

“In still moments by the sea life seems large-drawn and simple. It is there we can see into ourselves.”
― Rolf Edberg

Embleton Bay, The North Sea 2019

There is, one knows not what sweet mystery about the sea, whose gently awful stirrings seem to speak of some hidden soul beneath.     

Herman Melville

Folkestone, The English Channel, 2019

Why do we love the sea? It is because it has some potent power to make us think things we like to think.     

Robert Henri

South Shields, The North Sea 2020

All pictures embiggable with a click.

Stay tooned, for whatever comes next! 🙂

52 thoughts on “Seas

  1. These quotes and photo posts are definitely your thing. That and the interiors you do so well. I went to Monastir a long time ago, (1975) and thought it was a beautiful place. Probably very built up now.
    Best wishes, Pete.

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  2. Wow….just…Wow. I know it’s a three letter word, but that’s pretty much what comes up when I watch these pictures. They are absolutely amazing. Do I have a favorite? Well…Brighton (2002). Love the birds flying up when you took that photograph. Your skills with the camera are just awesome! 😊

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  3. Fraggle! You’ve outdone yourself. What a gorgeous, dynamic yet calming post. I enjoyed all the quotes, but your photos were even more wonderful. “Folkestone, The English Channel, 2019” in particular — the colors took my breath away. Hugs on the wing.

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  4. Fraggle, your way of looking at and capturing the sea is stunning! I’m can’t like your beautiful work, WP won’t let me. I couldn’t like Dogs either, but I won’t you to know I’d given several stars and more if I could. x

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  5. Them some nice sea shots. That Brighton shot brings back memories, before the west pier burnt down for a second time. There’s not much left of it now; the ruined structure is unstable, so they keep removing bits as they collapse. There was talk of completely removing the remains but it has become rather iconic.

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