World Oceans Day

A favorite beach walk…

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 To stand at the edge of the sea, to sense the ebb and flow of the tides, to feel the breath of a mist moving over a great salt marsh, to watch the flight of shore birds that have swept up and down the surf lines of the continents for untold thousands of years, to see the running of the old eels and the young shad to the sea, is to have knowledge of things that are as nearly eternal as any earthly life can be. 
Rachel Carson

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22 thoughts on “World Oceans Day

    • Haven’t actually left. Hard to believe, but I was getting a wee bit bored with this same old beach. Nice to see it with fresh eyes after exploring more to the south. Rachel is always a good source for words. 🙂

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  1. Beautiful combination of image and Rachel Carson quote for World Oceans Day. Let’s hope we can put the brakes on the acidification of our oceans. Thanks for sharing your stunning beach with us once again.

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    • Oddly enough I haven’t been visiting it quite as much as previously. Even this beach can get a wee bit boring. It’s been good to get away for awhile and perhaps see it with new eyes. Then again there are also spectacular beaches to the south that I’ve been wanting to explore. So many great beaches, so little time! 😉

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  2. I can see why its a favourite walk. Beautiful atmosphere again and another apt quote. When I lived by the sea, I never tired of walking its beaches, unlike some other places I have lived. The sounds, the sights and the feel of the breeze against my face and sand beneath my feet were soothing and invigorating at the same time. The senses are very much stimulated by solitary coastal walks.

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    • While living in Utah (high desert many, many miles from the coast) for 14 years, the yearning for the sea was almost a constant presence. There’s something that draws me to that sandy shore. I love the beach in all its moods… perhaps not so much when a north wind sandblasts my face, but that might just be the only exception.

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