Favourites on Friday - The Sea

There is pleasure in the pathless woods,

There is rapture in the lonely shore,

There is society, where none intrudes,

By the deep sea, and music in its roar;

I love not Man the less, but Nature more …’ ~ Lord Byron

Had a couple of errands to run in town, then took myself down to the beach as it was such a gorgeous day, beautiful blue sky ... the second day of October and still warm enough not to need a coat.  There were a few people around, but right by the sea, all I could hear was the soothing sound of the sea. 

The loneliness you get by the sea is personal and alive.  It doesn’t subdue you, and make you feel abject.  It’s stimulating loneliness’ ~ Anne Morrow Lindbergh

Walked back through the gardens … the stream starts much further up and runs all the way down, and I guess it eventually runs into the sea.

Tethered hot air balloon, gives customers a fabulous view of the surrounding area

Earth and sky, woods and fields, lakes and rivers, the mountain and the sea, are excellent schoolmasters, and teach some of us more than we can ever learn from books’ ~ John Lubbock