The stories of my life on a little island in the middle of the Mediterranean sea ... and my occasional adventures beyond these shores.

Friday, 29 November 2013

The Beach, In Autumn

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There is a story in The Odyssey about the seductive song of the sirens. It is said that their music was so alluring that any sailors who heard it would not be able to resist it. I have my own siren call. One that is sometimes too loud and insistent to ignore.
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The weather has changed almost overnight. Although the previous night’s storm had abated, it was still windy, and angry grey clouds hung in the sky when I made my way to one of our beaches last week. I felt my tension melting away as the surf pounded around me like the beating of a huge drum.
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Autumn had finally arrived. I could smell it in the tangy air. I could taste it in the sea-spray that settled on my lips.If I was an artist, I would try to paint this scene – the frenzied waves, the scuttling clouds, the lacy froth forming on the golden sand. There is a drama to it that the calmness of summer can never impart.
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For this is the sea of a thousand different faces. The one with the wind in its voice and the rain on its brow. This is the sea that I adore: turbulent, dangerous, moody, wild; its fury unleashed, its power uncontrolled. It is mesmerizingly beautiful; seductive, almost. Like the sirens of the ancient tales.
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Location: Golden Bay, November 2013

15 comments:

  1. Beautiful! I'm sure it is so wonderful to see the seasons shift and change into something entire new and ready for rediscovery.

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  2. A rather rough sea ! It must be nice for you now without all the tourists !

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  3. Beautiful photographs! I love the rough sea waves.
    Sue.

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  4. Beautiful photos, Loree, and the sea is a fascinating thing to watch, be amazed and bewilder!

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  5. In haste as I run out the door to dinner……….but a beautiful sea………..lucky you you live so close to the beach.I guess its all around YOU!!!I need to get myself to MALTA…….lots of history there I bet!

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  6. Beautiful post. I have sea in my veins. I love the beach, and now live beside it again. For me, I feel complete.

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  7. Beautiful words my friend and beautiful photos. I never tire of seeing your sea! Hope you have a great week.

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  8. That roiling sea, the lustrous clouds and sharp sun - you've captured it all perfectly.

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  9. Beautiful. And I feel the same way. Your beaches are wilder than ours - I like that.

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  10. Sometimes I want to answer your comments, but the email address I have from you doesn't exist anymore, must be an old one. If you like you could send me a mail with your new email address.

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  11. Gorgeous seascapes! Love the green in the water in the 4th … so gorgeous.

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  12. It sounds awesome to be at the beach in autumn, beautiful pictures too!

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  13. Just beautiful, Loree! There are few things more wonderful than the sea. xoxo, B

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  14. Oh Loree, I just want to melt into your images, I really do. If only it was that easy to click my fingers and be there for just a moment - just one moment to see it all for myself x

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