Winter Wave Watching

I could spend hours standing on the shore watching the breakers roll in.


Waiting for the swell of the sea in the distance



the curl of the wave


the spindrift


the translucent green of the barrel



followed by the white spume crashing on to the rocky headland



or lapping gently on to the sandy shoreline.


and all the time breathing in the salty air and listeningย to the crescendo of the ocean’s orchestra


27 Comments Add yours

  1. What a wonderful sequence, photos and words, a magnificent story of the sea. Curse you!!!

    1. Sue says:

      Oh dear, Meg! Temper!

    2. Heyjude says:

      I’m getting my own back after the torment of your Potato Point beaches when I was living in landlocked Shropshire – I have yet to find one with shells though ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. Sue says:

    Wonderful symphony of the sea, Jude!

    1. Heyjude says:

      Thank you Sue. This is what drew me down here, though if you’d seen the crowds you would have thought it was mid-August!

      1. Sue says:

        Oh, goodness! Warmish, then?

        1. Heyjude says:

          Boxing Day, not so much, cloudy, then sunny but a chill wind. Nice in the sun and shelter. Wednesday blue, blue, skies and not too bad, but everyone and his dog were out! Parking is limited down here and we were looking for two spaces so almost impossible.

  3. beetleypete says:

    That cleared my head just looking at the photos. You’ll be out on a surfboard with a Go-Pro next!
    Lovely shots, Jude.
    Best wishes, Pete.

    1. Heyjude says:

      Haha… if only! I’d have to be thirty years younger Pete and a lot more confident swimmer!

  4. I love this series, Jude. It so makes me want to be by the sea! You’re right – one could sit and watch these waves for hours. ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. Joanne Sisco says:

    I’m not sure which was better – the glorious photos with all their shades of blue, or the poetic words. What a beautiful way to start off the new year ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. Heyjude says:

      Glad I caught these on Boxing Day, today is too wild and wet to even venture outside the door! Mindst you the waves were probably spectacular.

  6. Lynn says:

    Wow, those are some crazy swells! What magnificent colours Jude๐Ÿ’›

    1. Heyjude says:

      5 – 7 feet I think. Even better a couple of days later. With some surfers out too!

  7. Pit says:

    Absolutely fantastic pictures! ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. Heyjude says:

      Thanks Pit ๐Ÿ™‚ I enjoyed this one.

  8. Anabel Marsh says:

    Gorgeous! I probably say that every time, I’m not very original, but it’s always true.

    1. Heyjude says:

      I don’t mind at all Anabel, thank you!

  9. Lucid Gypsy says:

    Pete has asked my question! I wish I could swim properly, wouldn’t it be wonderful to plunge into the water? I can’t even put my head under.

    1. Heyjude says:

      I am the same. Didn’t learn to swim until I was 11 and by then I was already afraid of putting my head under water.

  10. Beautifully shown and spoken

    1. Heyjude says:

      There is something about the sea that makes me wax lyrical ๐Ÿ™‚

  11. Dina says:

    Wonderful wavescapes, Jude. It’s one of my favourite occupations as well. Today I had to pinch myself and say, now it’s enough … ๐Ÿ™‚

  12. We lived about 18 months near the beach at Savannah, Georgia. I loved the waves, especially in the Winter. I spent hours there at a time, walking and listening to the waves, watching them roll in – each one different. One of my favorite ways to “recharge my batteries” after a long week! Your photos are lovely, Jude, and brought back those wonderful times.

  13. What an array of colours all barrelled up!

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