Beside the seaside, beside the sea

Travel theme:  Horizons – There is a quality of light in the sky as you approach the sea which is apparent long before you arrive at the coast.  It is this I remember from long ago summer holidays, summers when the sands were too hot to walk on barefoot.  I am still drawn by that light; last week I was at Colvend and could not resist the walk down to Rockcliffe where small family groups were living my past, their futures far out on the endless horizon:

Horizons Horizons Horizons Horizons

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Oh! I do like to be beside the seaside
I do like to be beside the sea!
I do like to stroll along the Prom, Prom, Prom!
Where the brass bands play:
So just let me be beside the seaside
I’ll be beside myself with glee
And there’s lots of girls beside,
I should like to be beside
Beside the seaside!
Beside the sea!


  1. Cate Franklyn · August 16, 2014

    I love that little ditty at the end. My favorite place to be, any time of year, is beside the sea!

    • northumbrianlight · August 17, 2014

      A very well known music hall song in the UK dating from 1907. My very favourite place too, particularly if there is a links golf course 🙂

  2. LaVagabonde · August 17, 2014

    One day they will also return and feel nostalgic.

    • northumbrianlight · August 17, 2014

      To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under heaven – Turn, turn, turn.
      Many thanks for the regular comments Julie – I think I would worry about you if they stopped coming. All the best, R

      • LaVagabonde · August 18, 2014

        You’re very welcome, Robin. I very much appreciate the time you spend reading my work, too.

  3. Francesca · August 17, 2014

    Outstanding photos. Clear and crisp and very appealing.

    • northumbrianlight · August 17, 2014

      Many thanks – all down to the fabulous lens on the Fuji X100s

      • ilargia64 · August 18, 2014

        It is incredible that lens!!!! (And the eye behind, of course!!!)…Beautiful beautiful shots!!!!

  4. restlessjo · August 18, 2014

    Easier to sing along to than that Doves track, Robin 🙂 🙂
    And lovely shots too.

    • northumbrianlight · August 19, 2014

      Thanks Jo. A fine song but not a good version – Jimi Goodwin should sue 🙂

  5. Mélanie · August 24, 2014

    la mer… 🙂

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