Category Archives: Oriental Bay

July 25, 2019 … almost back to normal

I am happy to report that I am restored to near normal after a period of recuperation. This restoration seems to have coincided with a a particularly mild period in what would normally be a bleak winter month. I am … Continue reading

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January 12, 2017 … “watching the tide roll away”*

I don’t think I could willingly move to an inland city. The sea will always be part of the world in which I live. And so here I am again, at Eastbourne this time, watching the Ovation of the Seas … Continue reading

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July 12, 2015 … Shot and mist

Morning mist shots are proof that I woke earlier, yesterday. Not too early, let’s not go overboard. When I opened the curtains, however, the bright river of mist demanded a camera.  This is a nine-shot stitched panorama. After a shower and … Continue reading

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March 23, 2015 … soft rain, damp views

It was a soft day. Despite the persistent drizzle, Mary and a friend went walking around the hills. When they came back, Mary persuaded me that it was worth coming back with her to where she had seen a patch … Continue reading

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March 15, 2015 … by thy long grey beard*

My middle son suggested that I should dress in yellow storm-proof clothing. He always was a cheeky fellow. This arose from a conversation on Facebook in which someone made kind comments about my maritime images. Perhaps I get stuck in … Continue reading

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13 February, 2015 … a sunny interlude

Locusts, frogs, plague and pestilence! I seem to been stricken with the latter, anyway, so I am running almost a whole day late with this post. These images were made on Thursday when I was still in good health. Since … Continue reading

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February 11, 2015 … becalmed in a windy city

There was a stunning silence. The wind had gone. Of course it will be back, but for a delightful day, or perhaps two, there has been that magical calm. In Oriental Bay, the old Marina was still a little ruffled … Continue reading

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October 16, 2014 … sittin’ on the dock of the bay*

Oriental Bay is a delight when the sun is out and the wind is still. My exploration yesterday started there, and a group of young men were playing some variant of beach volleyball.  The afternoon was warm and there were … Continue reading

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September 14, 2014 … and a grey mist on the sea’s face*

Spring is teasing us. After some lovely days, the veil came down again, and the bright blue, green and gold was replaced by grey. I like grey, in moderation. Yesterday it was present in moderation. I began my photographic day … Continue reading

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September 9, 2014 … start the day humming

And still the rebound continues. Perhaps a dose of sunshine and calm is helping, but there is a sense of well-being in the air. The very first look at the new day revealed a golden haze  that had me humming … Continue reading

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