Wednesday, 24 April 2013

A day on the ocean wave



I nearly bought a boat the other weekend. We spied one tucked down a little creek near Porth Navas, which would have been perfect. Sadly the owners wanted a lot more than I was prepared to pay for it. Still, it was a nice dream, and something to work towards. Maybe go halves on a boat? Let’s see what happens.

It was a gorgeously sunny day on Saturday so we headed out on the boat and had a fabulous day. There’s something so special about being out on the water that is, as Mr B said, almost as relaxing as being asleep. I think it’s because you can tune out and get away from everyday problems: the only sounds are the gentle chug of the engine, the lap of the waves, and endless little things to observe that you wouldn’t have time to notice otherwise.

A heron or egret standing shyly on the river bank.

Cormorants – three of them – drying their wings on a large buoy, heads tilted to show their best profiles.



Dark, hidden caves, only visible from the sea.

Moll standing on her hind legs, ears flying back, looking at the water rushing by.

Our smiling, salt spattered faces.
We made the most of the day as there will be a short break from boating for a few weeks. Then, weather permitting, lots more. We hope.

15 comments:

Akelamalu said...

I love your description of a day out on the boat! Shame you couldn't buy the one you saw. BTW you look wonderful! :)

Chris Stovell said...

I'd better not show this to Tom, this sums up exactly why he's longing for another boat! I'm not against it, but we can't afford it just yet. Lovely happy photo of you.

Flowerpot said...

It#'s tricky Chris, isn't it? When you've been bitten by the bug...!

Flowerpot said...

Ak - well I have a feeling something else will come up when the time's right...

Carol White said...

Lovely description of being out in a boat. It makes me long to do it again although I haven't been sailing for many years. I agree, it is almost as relaxing as being asleep. I hope you manage to buy a boat of your own soon :-)

Carol White said...

A lovely description of a day out in a boat. It makes me long to do it again although I haven't been sailing for years. I agree, it really is almost as relaxing as falling asleep. I hope you manage to buy a boat of your own very soon :-)

Flowerpot said...

Carol - glad you enjoyed it!

Melissa Marsh said...

I've never been a boat person. I suppose that comes from living in a place that is completely landlocked and the only water we have are rivers and a few man-made lakes!

Flowerpot said...

Melissa - I think I need to be near the sea! I used to live in a landlocked village but got claustrophobic.

Crystal Jigsaw said...

That's a great photo. Hope you do manage to find your boat one day.

CJ x

Talli Roland said...

Wow, that sounds fantastic. I miss the ocean!

Debs Carr said...

You and Molly sound and look as if you had a wonderful day.

Flowerpot said...

Talli - I do too when I'm not on it!

Flowerpot said...

Debs - we all did!

Flowerpot said...

CJ - I hope so too but maybe not this week!