Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Seeking Peace From the Sea

I think I may have mentioned that on my recent cruise I spent a lot of time sitting in a quiet spot and looking at the water ... if I didn't mention it I'm sure I meant to as I certainly did just that.  I may not be overly enthusiastic about cruising in general but I must confess a love of the ocean; generally I love it from the vantage point of a lighthouse but in this case I got to spend a little more time up close and personal with the sea.

As such, I took an awful lot of pictures of nothing but water - some came out okay and some came out not well at all but on days like today where life can be a major source of agitation I find the pictures to be relaxing and that's where this post comes from as I sought a sense of peace from the sea.  I think it worked ...
Sea Billows

“The fishermen know that the sea is dangerous and the storm terrible, but they have never found these dangers sufficient reason for remaining ashore” - Vincent Van Gogh

Sea Foam

“`Wouldst thou' - so the helmsman answered.
`Learn the secret of the sea?
Only those who brave its dangers
Comprehend its mystery!'”
 - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Sea Foam

“The loneliness you get by the sea is personal and alive. It doesn't subdue you and make you feel abject. It's stimulating loneliness.” - Anne Morrow Lindbergh

Sea Foam

“May your joys be as deep as the ocean, your sorrows as light as its foam.” - Author Unknown

Sea Foam

"The sea possesses a power over one's moods that has the effect of a will. The sea can hypnotize. Nature in general can do so." - Henrik Ibsen


  1. I love the ocean. I love to cruise. I love all the people. I love all the different islands. I love the towel animals. I want to go on another cruise.

    Have a terrific day. Big hug. :)

  2. love these shots and the ocean too!

    hugs, bee

  3. Some really great pics there, Linda and I love the background water -especially the color. Gorgeous!

  4. Watching the sea was one of the things I enjoyed most about my cruise too.

    Your blog is all at sea I see Linda! I like it. :)

  5. Anonymous7:21 AM EDT

    Taking a cruise is how I recharge my batteries. Looking out on a vast blue sea punctuated with the opaque white of the foam just puts my soul at peace -- so many beautiful shades of blue!

  6. Hahaha...what Sandee said! Dick and I both love the water...any water. And so we go cruising again in just over a week.

    Big hugs, honey...

  7. I took way too any photos of the ocean because it's SO beautiful. Constantly changing.... a lovely oxymoron, yes?

    Big hugs :]

  8. As we've seen in Japan, the ocean can be very powerful

  9. I'm not much of a fan of having that much water around me, since drowning is a primal fear of mine. But I do have an interest in taking at least one cruise. I suspect it will be an Alaskan cruise, as Pam and I both have an interest in heading north and seeing the glaciers.

  10. These are gorgeous. I do get a deep sense of peace and beauty from them. I love the ocean too.


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