The sea! The sea! The open sea!
The blue, the fresh, the ever free!
Without a mark, without a bound,
It runneth the earth’s wide regions round.
It plays with the clouds, it mocks the sky,
Or like a cradled creature lies
The first verse from the poem “The Sea” by Bryan Waller Procter (pseud. Barry Cornwall: 1787 – 1874) reproduced in Edmund Clarence Stedman’s A Victorian Anthology (McCullin, 1990)
Over the sea to Skye – aboard the Mallaig to Armadale ferry:
Another image from the same trip, this time from land. The picture was taken the evening before; it is the view from Traigh Golf Club car park across a firey sea to the Inner Hebrides:
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