Thursday, February 28, 2019

Sea Sights, Sea Salt...

Just looking over these views from this Christmas in Cornwall, wishing I could go out for an early morning walk. Even what might initially appears plain, or colourless soon seems to offer its hidden treasures in the light along the coast.

These crab and lobster pots were on Smeaton's Pier in St Ives, but there are always similar ones around Newlyn harbour. The traditional traps were objects of beauty in their own right, with their curved willow canes, but these modern versions are quite eye-catching with their geometric forms, bound with brightly-coloured rope, set off by the vibrant buoys are generally mark their position in the water.

The patchwork pattern of the dry stone walls is equally intricate, with the colours of granite offset by lichen.

 The stones look like sliced geode of agate with intricate lacy rings and speckles.

I love the jumble of the fishing boats in the harbour - Newlyn in this case - huddled up or aligned in imposing rows...

Finally, some music that seems quite appropriate. To the Sea by Brenda Wootton and John the Fish.

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