Sunday, 26 January 2014

Footprints

As the grass before us slowly diminished, we stopped to unstrap our sandals and make the plunge. Our feet hit the sand and the soft particles of broken rock bounced off our toes. It felt cool and fresh. The wind was picking up and the chill continued to wrap around our bodies. A storm was approaching but we didn't mind.

We sat upon the softness of the sand and watched a handful of people who dared enter the water on such a cool day. As they walked past they waved hello and smiled - a true sign we weren't in the city anymore. People were friendly here.

As I walked into the ocean, for this first time this summer, I felt a warmth like never before. The water was icy but I felt so warm. It was the kind of warmth you feel when you come home after a long trip, or the warmth you feel when you jump into your partners arms after not seeing them for a few weeks. I felt at peace, as if nothing else mattered in the world except for me and this ocean before me.

A true harmony within me was formed. It felt good.

It was good.

21 comments:

  1. Such beautiful words! It very much goes with the photos, which look beautiful by the way. You look stunning, and the dress looks great on you xx

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  2. Oh what I wouldn't give to be on a beach right now!

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  3. Such a nice story to go with the stunning pictures! Glad you had an awesome day at the beach. I totally get how you can feel warm & freezing cold water. The water is welcoming..like home :)

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    1. I'm so glad you understood where I was coming from! It is truly like home for me

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  4. gorgeous post, the photos are so beautiful! I love trips to the beach like that when the water is still icy... not that it's anything other than icy up in the north of England!

    Hannah xx

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  5. This looks like it was such a magical day & such a gorgeous place! I can't get over how beautiful your photos are!

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  6. these photos are so dreamy! and your words are perfection with them. Just lovely!
    -Diana
    Yeesdear Blog

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  7. Wow these photos are so stunning! Looks like a gorgeous day!

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  8. Your photography is amazing x
    www.whateveryazmine.blogspot.com.au

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  9. You describe your day so beautifully. And the photos here and in all your blog are beautiful. What camera do you use?

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    1. Thank you so much Victoria! :)

      Last year I was predominantly using a Canon 60D but now I am using a Canon 5DMarkIII

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  10. I've caught myself blog hopping this afternoon, and stumbled on yours! I'm so glad I did, these photos are so enchanting, and you have such a beautiful way with words. Absolutely wonderful. I'm aching for a trip to the sea now. <3

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    1. Come visit me and I'll show you around ;)

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  11. Love these photos and you are very pretty x

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  12. I absolutely love these pictures! So gorgeous! I wish it was warm enough here for me to go to the beach. I would love to visit Australia some time.

    xoxo
    Taylor

    www.welcomehometaylor.com

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    1. Please come and visit! I would love to host you here and show off this gorgeous country

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  13. such lovely photographs!
    totally in love with your blog :)

    xx, rach

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  14. this makes me miss the sun and sand! lovely, lovely photos. xx

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  15. Your photos are amazing as well, so beautiful! Thanks for your comment on my blog <3

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  16. You are one truly remarkable lady! I'm seriously in love with your photography!

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  17. I felt the serenity of the ocean in your words. have a good day to you.

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