Wednesday, October 04, 2006

Notes from the Bay



Copied from my note pad yesterday:

As l write this, Sam is digging for treasure with his new bucket and spade. He loves this beach in particular as it is near his 'Pirate' ship. He is overly excited and keeps blowing on his new whistle for me to come over and see what interesting things he has found.
The seagulls are over the other side of the bay but keep calling back to Sam each time they hear the sound.
There is a gentle wind and the sun is glinting on the vast stretch of silver water and I'm quietly taking in the view. I can truthfully tell you that l have not had as calm an afternoon as this in a long while. This whole beach to ourselves!
Bute to me is a wonderful Isle- lots of treasured bays and mysteries. It is an old place, the land itself owes much to the seismic convulsions of 340 million years ago; the stone circles, chambered cairns are more recent - four millennia ago; and then there's the iron age defence and early Christian ruins. Each visit always yields something new and l can see why they call it 'the unexplored isle'.
I have to wonder of the many people who have sat where l am sitting now and took in this view. It is also hard for me to imagine a world out there that is anything other than this tranquil place.




14 comments:

The Mama said...

Wow, how beautiful! Thanks for sharing.

Jeanette said...

REally beautifull photo's
I loved scotland when i was there about 10 years ago we stayed in Glasgow and hired a car and did all tourist attractions just wonderfull

Sue said...

I felt the same serenity reading this as I do when I sit my the ocean near me. You just put those feelings into words so perfectly..
xoxo

Cathy said...

I am thrilled to be your Halloween swap partner; although I've never been to Scotland, my husband has, and recalls it with the fondest of memories. I have two boys; one is 5 years old and the other is one and half years old, and he shares your 4 year old's name!

I look forward to getting to know you better and to swapping a Halloween package with you.

All my love and best wishes from Nova Scotia, Canada!
Cathy

Tammy said...

Great Post dear Sarah!!
You write and it felt as though I was right beside you, almost heard wee Sam's whistle and the gul's responding...and the gentle lap of the bay!
So relaxing!!
(((hugs)))

Sharon Kay said...

What a beautiful scene, no wonder you felt at peace. Your photo's are beautiful and the ship looks like it had been there for ever.

PEA said...

How I'd love to go there....I would be right with little Sam to explore his "pirate" ship!! I love exploring on a beach and this one looks like an exciting place to do so! So glad to hear you had such a relaxing day...we don't get enough of those! Hugs xox

Sling said...

Beautiful!..The stuff of memories.

slap me happy said...

very nice photo's sis

Grish said...

Wow, beautiful...if you ever need someone to hold the treasure holler at me...:)

Reflection Through The Seasons said...

I loved reading this post, so beautifully written from your heart. Such precious times as these will remain with you for you to relive again when Sam is grown up and, like Daniel, heading off to University.
I do hope Daniel has settled in now and you feel more at ease with him leaving home.

The beach scenes are quite beautiful and so alike those we have around Cardigan Bay. We are truly well blessed to live amidst such magnificent scenery, aren't we.

Marion

Allan said...

very nice pics!

UKBob said...

sssh! Don't tell everyone!! Lots of people here don't know about the lovely deserted beaches, blue skies, real fresh air and friendly people.

Val said...

Such lovely scenes, I hope to be reading your blog and catching images of Bute throughout the seasons. Thanks.

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