Monday, 31 May 2010

The British Isles

A Bank Holiday quote for today. One of Laura's daydreams in One Fine Day is to take her daughter away for the day to the seaside. To run away from all their responsibilities.
'The cold English sea - she followed it in her imagination, all blue for once to-day, lapping quietly round the coast, sucking the conrete blocks which had been going to play Canute to the invader, drawing a wrinkle of silk over the long sands where pink-toed children ran brandishing starfish by a rough pink ray,
washing a deeper, more southern purple and indigo round the black rocks of St. Pol, then up the melancholy gull-haunted estuaries and past the ruined castle on the grey point, round the farthest lonely islands with the names like wild poetry,

running up in gentle wavelets on shingle above which the Regency houses in need of paint turned peeling faces towards the great land mass of Europe, sighing against the chalk cliffs, and finally tying it's girdle around the island's green waist with that knot of shining broad ribbon. Mollie Panter-Downes One Fine Day

Where's your favourite patch of sea?


  1. Ooh, wouldn't it be lovely to be at the sea today - I'm stuck at work. So lovely to see these images, and dream of seaside. My favourite patch is the North coast of cornwall.

  2. oh poor you I hope the day goes quickly. The North Cornwall coast is amazing - we went there for our honeymoon.

  3. My favourite bit of sea is on west side of shetland - from Sumburgh head all the way up to Muckle Flugga, there are bits I like on the east side too, but west is best!


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