Where the Sea Meets the Shore

There is a rapture on the lonely shore,

There is society, where none intrudes,
By the deep sea and music in its roar
San Giorgio Maggiore Venice I love not man the less, but Nature more
Lord Byron, 1788-1824

Water is endlessly fascinating. The waves, the tides, the beaches, and the life that we find there are all sources of inspiration. Rocks are eroded into fantastical shapes by the wind and the surf, and the receding tide leaves artistically decorated sand. We play in it and on it, and some people still catch fish for their livelihood.

Sidney Waterfront
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Tampa Bay sailboats racing Harbourtown at Sunset
Tybee Island Victoria waterfront Lynmouth
Getaria fishing boats Hunting Island Cumberland Island National Seashore
Grand Case Sidney fishing pier St Ives, Cornwall
Low Country Georgia Walking on the beach on South Padre Island Mousehole, Cornwall
Old Harry Rocks Shrimp Trawlers, Darien, Georgia Karacaoren Bay, Turkey
Sidney fishing pier Lynmouth Sands of Morecambe Bay at low tide
Boats at Seahouses, Northumberland Horses on the Beach at Hunting Island Whiffen Spit, Sooke
Bigbury-on-Sea Hope Cove, Devon Hunting Island, South Carolina
Pebble beach Beesands Bass Harbor Lighthouse and rocks, Maine
London Bridge, Australia Twelve Apostles Porthleven, Cornwall
An aerial photo of the Bay of Islands, New Zealand the famous Cathedral Cove, New Zealand Hayle, Cornwall
Torquay Surf Beach, Australia Gunnamatta Beach Padstow, Cornwall
Tofino, Vancouver Island Tavira Waterfront Durdle Door, Dorset
Sandy Spit, British Virgin Islands North Sound, Virgin Gorda, BVI Strait of Juan de Fuca from Victoria
Curachs beached in Connemara, Ireland Breakers on the rocky shore of Clew Bay, Murrisk, Ireland Whiffen Spit, Sooke
Thurne Drainage Mill, Norfolk the lighthouse on the Etang de Thau at sunset Sarsila Koyu, Turkey
picturesque harbour at Megavissey, Cornwall Whitby harbour and fishing boats on a foggy day fishing dinghies and surf at Sennen Cove, Cornwall
dinghies tied up, Northeast Harbor, Maine picturesque Marseillan harbour Karacaoren Adasi, Turkey
ice being delivered to the fishing fleet in Bali blocks of ice waiting to be loaded on the fishing fleet in Bali
a pair of historic fishing boats in Bali historic fishing fleet at Pangambengan, Bali
Bells Beach, Australia   open shell with clam inside
rainbow over the harbour at Ballyconneely historic lighthouse and tarpaper shack at North Rustico evening light, Bass Harbor, Maine
chalk cliffs at Freshwater Bay, Isle of Wight motorboats in the harbor at Cabo St Lucas Sorrento, Australia
surfer disappears over the back of a wave hikers leave footprints on the dunes at Cumberland Island jet skis on the beach in Thailand
dinghy on the beach at low tide, Mousehole, Cornwall Mousehole harbour closed against winter storms view of The Needles, Isle of Wight
coloured cliffs at Alum Bay, Isle of Wight