Favourites on Friday - The Sea, part II

Another beautiful day; stopped briefly on the cliff top, before errands, to soak in the view …

Bournemouth pier

The sea is everything.  It covers seven tenths of the terrestrial globe.  Its breath is pure and lovely.  It is an immense desert, where man is never lonely, for he feels life stirring on all sides’ ~ Jules Verne

The sea, once it casts its spell, holds one in its net of wonder forever’ ~ Jacques Yves Cousteau

Land is the secure ground of home, the sea is like life, the outside, the unknown’ ~ Stephen Gardiner

Every time I stand before a beautiful beach, its waves seem to whisper to me: if you choose the simple things, and find joy in nature’s simple treasures, life and living need not be so hard’ ~ Psyche Roxas-Mendoza

The three great elemental sounds in nature are the sound of rain, the sound of wind in a primeval wood, and the sound of outer ocean on a beach’ ~ Henry Beston

The trees on the cliff top ...

I like this one, it looks like a seat

The cliff lift

The memorials … How long have I lived here, and I wasn’t aware of the first one, to the Canadian pilot, John Henry Green.  But I remember the one for Jon Egging, the Red Arrows pilot … to say it was an act of bravery that he stayed in his plane to direct it away from residential areas seems an understatement.