I watched a winter sunset
From the beach on the long mile
Marvelling at its wonder
I stayed there for quite a while

The wide expanse of sea-washed sand
Glistened in the glare
And once again I breathed a prayer
Of thanks for living there

But then as tide began to turn
The cold winds gathered strength
So I put a best foot forward
And walked back along its length

But I will return again this way
For I can never tire of this
The beach, the sea, the sand, the surf
My idyllic seascape bliss


The ‘long mile’ is the colloquialism for a stretch of beach between a trapped tidal lake called ‘Widewater’ and Shoreham Beach in West Sussex, UK. At low tide, a wide expanse of sand borders the pebble beaches affording spectacular sunset views, as you can see from the photo above.


9 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Shelley Morris, M.R.C.
    Feb 07, 2015 @ 11:56:45

    Reblogged this on Finding Our Joy in the Journey and commented:
    Reminds me of my dads second home. Love the imagery. Enjoyed!

    Liked by 1 person


  2. Jem Croucher
    Feb 07, 2015 @ 11:59:23

    πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚



  3. alfredsalmanac
    Feb 07, 2015 @ 16:08:04


    Liked by 1 person


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  5. writersideup
    Feb 07, 2015 @ 23:59:07

    I adore the ocean, too, Jem πŸ™‚ Lovely…

    Liked by 1 person


  6. Jem Croucher
    Feb 08, 2015 @ 07:59:26

    πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚



  7. Calla Faire
    Feb 13, 2015 @ 08:40:43

    This one has stolen my heart–the sea is all, all is the sea for me.

    Liked by 1 person


  8. Jem Croucher
    Feb 13, 2015 @ 08:42:58

    Thank you so much. Happy to share a passion for the sea. πŸ™‚



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