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Oh I do like to be by the seaside!

January 25, 2011

It’s been a while since my last blog post due to the interruption of a new job and moving, yet again, to another location in the UK. It feels like in the last seven years I’ve covered most of the country. And apart from nine months in darkest Shropshire I’ve always worked near water, whether river or sea. Subconsciously sticking to my Aquarian roots it seems.

In the recent past, being closer to the coast has become more important to me and, truth be told, in the last six months I’ve written more than I have in the last two years. Water has become synonymous with my desire to write, as daft as it may sound being near water calms and inspires me. It feels like home. Just as some people feed off the buzz of city life and others bask in the earthiness of the country, I relish in the relentless push and pull of the tide and the desire of a flowing river.

I’m in the process of moving away from the south coast and although it’s to a better situation, the longing for the coast is already building. When I first moved there, I used to go and sit on the sea front and listen to and watch the waves, even when the weather was wild and the Channel was attacking the stony beach it still held such beauty.

I know it’s a depth of feeling that some may struggle to understand and others may empathise fully with. But I’m intrigued to know if anyone does have a similar feeling, not necessarily towards the sea, but just somewhere that brings them solace?

Answers on a postcard, we are at the seaside after all.


2 Comments leave one →
  1. Rhiannon permalink
    January 25, 2011 11:42 pm

    I’m with ya! Always feel a wee skip whenever I catch a glimpse of the Forth from the centre of Edinburgh. And could spend hours sitting staring out at the sea. But it’s not just the sea tho. A loch does the job too… especially Rannoch! That’s my special place. Good luck at the new location… x

  2. January 26, 2011 8:22 pm

    I love living by the sea, stormy, flat or otherwise. I can’t be away from it for very long. When I was in Mongolia (landlocked country), I yearned to be next to the sea. It’s the fresh, salty air, the expanse. Great place to chill.

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