Category Archives: Beach

Oh I Do Like to See Beside the Seaside


I do love to stare into the pools, Though the creatures that live beside the seaside When looking up at us must think us fools! Oh, it’s luverly wand’ring at the seaside And especially at a low spring tide, And … Continue reading

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A Monstr-house-ity Grows …


After all the pruning I did, there is an eddy-fuss growing on the edge of the slope designed to block out more of our view including a large chunk of what I cleared. It will probably obliterate another section of … Continue reading

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Out Chopping for a TV, I Saw the View Open, then Sea Another Path


It started with the hard drive of Younger Daughter’s TV decoder up in the main house packing in. This meant that programmes could no longer be saved and stored for when she, the kids, and the two of us in … Continue reading

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Step (or two) to the Beach


Today, to chase away cobwebs, we decided to take a stroll (sarcastic laugh) down the path to the beach we used from our first house on the Bluff, very many years ago, which was closer to the old Whaling Station. … Continue reading

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Sea Hear Now …


Day 26  ‘…  write a poem that includes images that engage all five senses. Try to be as concrete and exact as possible with the “feel” of what the poem invites the reader to see, smell, touch, taste and hear.’ … Continue reading

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The Magic Places


…write a poem that involves rebellion in some way. The speaker or subject of the poem could defy a rule or stricture that’s been placed on them, or the poem could begin by obeying a rule and then proceed to … Continue reading

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The Call of the Sea


Wordle 339 From sand, follow wind with urge memory saves To shout ‘Outward bound!’ You miss the power and hunger of the waves — Madness of boundless sound. © February 2018 Colonialist

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