the wanderer returns ...


 
Hello!
I have been away
but
now I'm back
with stories to tell.
I have missed our little chats.
 
 
Hot sun and cooling breezes.  The beach - seeming to  stretch to the edge of the world. A perfect part of the east coast.  Surf rolling in - hissing and swooshing over the pebbles.  The tide line a mass of razor shells crunching beneath your feet.  The rhythmic sounds  soporific as  the water ebbs and flows - holding your gaze  it mesmerises - the sun glinting off the water like water sprites  luring you in with false promises.
 
I return home refreshed and revitalised.
 
 


Comments

  1. Hello Elaine, glad you're back :) Did you go somewhere nice? We also just returned from a short sojourn on the N Yorkshire coast. Bliss!
    best wishes,
    Fiona

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    1. Nowhere exotic - happily Norfolk is exotic enough for me!

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  2. There is just something so primal about being near the ocean. I wish I could live there.

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    1. I could stare at the sea forever - it is so hypnotic.

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  3. Your writing is beautiful and very poetic! I look forward to hearing about more of your trip.

    Jane x

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    1. Thank you Jane - I wrote a lot of notes whilst we were there so I wouldn't forget anything.

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  4. Such poetry! I see the break has agreed with you. Welcome back and eagerly awaiting stories yet to be told.

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    1. Thank you CD - yes it has - a week by the sea is good for the soul.

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  5. So glad!! Always great to pop in with you pal and it looks and sounds fabulous where you are!!! Great week to you! Nicole xo

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    1. Thank you Nicole. It's nice to be back even though I enjoyed every minute of being away.

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  6. Just looking out to sea on a quiet beach has a wonderful calming effect.

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  7. So pleased you are feeling refreshed. I love to be near water, especially standing alone on a beach with a cool breeze.
    Welcome home...........

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    1. Thank you Cheryl. We only had a couple of really nice days and luckily one of them was spent in this beautiful spot - I would have been quite happy to sit staring at the sea all day but husband gets itchy feet.

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  8. It's always good to come home.

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    1. I don't like leaving home but once we are at our destination I forget about it for a few days then start looking forward to getting back.

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  9. The soothing effect of the sea does wonders. I love to go to the sea and do this too little. Then coming home being refreshed is nice too.

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    1. I do find it soothing the constant repetition of the ebbing and flowing of the sea almost sends me into a trance - very restful.

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  10. Hello, it's good to see that you enjoyed your break. Flighty xx

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  11. so glad you enjoyed your break. It sounds like you might have been in my neck of the woods .....

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    1. Almost - we were in N. Norfolk my favourite haunt.

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  12. Lovely picture, makes me want to paddle!

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    1. It did look inviting but was blooming freezing Lotta.

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  13. Welcome back Elaine! I'm glad to read that you've returned home raring to go. The coast is always my preferred holiday destination whilst himself yearns for mountains.

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    1. Thanks Anna - I always feel a proper holiday should be by the coast probably because we live in a landlocked place - there always seems to be more air to breathe by the sea - perhaps that's just my imagination, but it always makes me feel better.

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  14. Dear Elaine- so glad you are back. Your photo is beautiful. Looks like the perfect scene to help you rest and relax. How is your garden doing. Bet it is happy to have you back too.?

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    1. Dear Debbie - thank you it is nice to be back. I took over 200 photos whilst we were away and didn't know which ones to choose so I thought I would just keep it simple - and for me it just about says it all. The garden looked bursting with colour when we went through the garden gate - my friend did a good job keeping it all watered for me. Since our return I have been in the garden constantly just wandering through all the beautiful flowers, weeding and deadheading - doing what I do best - pottering about!

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  15. Hi you...been missed. and how nice to have a break at the seaside...
    Amanda xx

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    1. Hi Amanda - thank you - it was a lovely break.

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  16. We don't have a sea shore near, thousands of mile in each direction, so I can only dream. It is always nice to get away nd even sweeter to return home.

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    1. The nearest coast to us is only a couple of hours drive away - so almost on our doorstep. I needed the break and came home feeling all the better for it.

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  17. Welcome back - hope you enjoyed your break away.

    All the best Jan

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  19. I've missed our little chats too !!
    You take such wonderful photographs.
    ……. and, here's nothing better than a change of scenery.
    Welcome home Elaine. XXXX

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    1. Thanks Jackie. A break away from the computer is always welcome - some days I feel as though I am welded to it - but it's nice to be on home ground again.

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  20. Dear Elaine, wonderful that you are back! And a change of places is always so invigorating. Waiting for your tales, Britta. X

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    1. Dear Britta - Nice to see you back as well - my travels weren't quite as exotic as yours, but enjoyable all the same.

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  21. How beautifully, you have explained the sea , the horizon and its sounds.
    I have been absent, as I cannot sit too long at the computer, but slowly on the mend.
    Its always great to get away.. but also great to be home.
    Thank you for your kind comments over on my blog Elaine..
    Have a wonderful week.. I see you are in for some lovely weather.
    val xx

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    1. Dear Val
      Thank you. The sea always makes me want to wax lyrical. Glad that you are slowly on the mend - take care of yourself. Yes, it is very hot here at the moment.

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  22. How wonderful to escape to the seaside. The pure blue skies, floating clouds and the smell of the sea salt does much to lift the spirit...
    Welcome home.
    Susan x

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    1. It certainly does Susan - pretty magical really. Thank you.

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  23. Sounds like you had a wonderful vacation. I am going home in a few weeks and a trip to a local beach is definitely in my plans.

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    1. I hope you enjoy your trip home Jennifer - a change of scenery is always good.

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  24. Hello! Lovely to see you back again. Your visit to the beach looks as though it was wonderful! Hope you had a great time. xx

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    1. Thank you Amy - there are some wonderful beaches in North Norfolk, pure white sand as far as the eye can see.

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  25. Welcome back! We've just been to Norfolk, too and walked on a beach with lines of razor shells crunching under our feet. I wonder if we walked on the same beach? I've enjoyed it very much but It is good to be home again:)

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    1. Thanks Rosie - it sounds very much like we walked the same beach - the photo was taken as Titchwell but the beaches at Wells and Holkham are just as well walked by us.

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  26. You have been missed! That is one stunning photograph.

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    1. Thank you Freda - kind of you to say so.

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  27. What ethereal descriptions, just beautiful, I'm looking wistfully at that heavenly pic now! I missed you, always good to have you home, where you belong!!!xxx

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    1. Oh my dear - what a kind thing to say - it's nice to be back.

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  28. Glad to see the sea has workred it's magic! Welcome back. Sarah x

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    1. It always does Sarah - of course you know all about that living where you do. Thank you.

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  29. How lovely to find you back again, and returned from the sea. I barely seem to have seen the sea this year, or rather we can see the estuary from atop the moor and just glimse the coast proper but we simply haven't travelled in that direction recently, and even then, it's the mucky 'ol Irish sea, not the Atlantic or the Channel. Oh how I long to return to the Suffolk seaside villages we always say we'll retire to, or the Western Isles, ditto!

    Here's hoping you carry your sense of revitalisation right through the summer.

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    1. Thank you Annie it's nice to be back- I'm not sure where you live - is it Wales?

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  30. Palavras gentis podem ser curtas e fáceis de falar, mas seus ecos são
    verdadeiramente infinitos.
    (Madre Tereza de Calcutá)
    Um abençoado inicio de mês!!!!
    Bem-vinda de volta querida!

    Beijos Marie.

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  31. Norfolk is such a great place. I do so agree Elaine! My friend.

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    1. Do you visit the coast much Rachel - you are so lucky living where you do.

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