Tuesday, 6 October 2020

At Sea on Roa Island




Yesterday's sunshine tempted sailors out on the water


and out to sea past Roa Island and Foulney.   One side of the island was blue skies


and the other under dark clouds.  This swimmer acclimatising to the sea temperature standing on the end of Roe Island jetty at high tide could choose his own direction.  Left around the lifeboat station to sunshine or right to Piel Island under cloud.

Sunday, 4 October 2020

Beach Art

The flotsam and jetsam has risen up on Haverigg shingle bank and stands sentinel.
In the stillness of the day nothing moved

The little mountain of Black Combe watches over sea and land

And still nothing moves
The jellyfish does not want to be here down in the sand it wants to move;
and dreams of the pools left behind by the tide.  We move on -
and in the distance see another sentinel on top of the sand dunes
From the sea to dune
an everlasting supply of tide washed buoys to gather and to string up on the skyline by our mystery artist.
Nature's art of tide and time is also gathering, perhaps to grow another shingle bank
of the beach pebbles remnants from deep time.