The green and the grey

The prevailing Sou’Westerly’s blowing quite hard
with white horses out there today
Its cooler but the view from the beach
is great with the green and the grey

There’s an edge of a storm out there in the wild
that the sea will tickle and coax
And a fleck of moisture on the wind in my face
throws into the mix a few soaks

But I don’t mind a bit for there’s laughter right here
teased out by a very good friend
Who knows me much better than I can ever return
and who always wins in the end

©Jemverse

Photo – the sea from ‘The Perch’, Lancing Beach, Sussex, UK – Jempics

Beach Hut (aka ‘Our happy place too’)

Took a trip to the beach hut
It’s looking quite good
If you don’t look too close
at the oft patched up wood
The locks opened fine
with some lubricant there
and it doesn’t look like
it needs much repair

Even the paint job
I gave it last year
has weathered well in the winds
that blast around here
And the view of the sea
is (as ever) divine
Particularly now when
the weather is fine

©Jemverse

Photo – hut 101, Lancing Beach Green, West Sussex, UK (with view of the sea insert) – Jempics

 

Allure

The allure of the ocean
calls often to me
whenever I’m taken
away from the sea
So I have to return
as one does for a friend
as its magic and beauty
has no limit or end

And looking out to the waves
as I stand on the shore
I know that I’ll always
come back here for more

©Jemverse

Photo – Shoreham beach, West Sussex – Jempics

Blue, the beach, twilight and a wander

Lights in the far distance
across the darkening sand
In swiftly facing twilight
as night-time gathers and
the beach and sea reflect the blue
with a peaceful lapping sound
And we’re the only people here
with silence all around

This is a good time for a walk
and the pleasure it will give
Always thankful for this place
of Shoreham where we live

©Jemverse

Photo – West Beach at low tide, Shoreham-by-Sea, West Sussex, UK – Jempics

Because we can

We’ll walk on the beach
at low tide on the sand
as dusk descends swiftly
and everything’s grand
With the lights from the city
out there to the East
Shining bright like a beacon
for a visual feast

And the sea with its grandeur
turns tide once again
as its quiet lapping waters
sing their sweet refrain
We’ll go for a wander
because we can for a while
And take in all this wonder
each time with a smile

©Jemverse

Photo – Sal, Basil & Obi – West Beach, Shoreham, Sussex, UK – Jempics

Seal

On the rocks by an island
with the tide going out
I saw a seal lounging
and gave him a shout

He glanced up at me
and waved a flipper to say
I should have a good time
whilst at Whitley Bay

So with the lighthouse above me
I watched him a while
Then went on my way
full of joy with a smile

©Jemverse

Photo – seal on the rocks below St Mary’s Lighthouse, Whitley Bay, Northumbria, UK – Jempics

Whitley Bay

St Mary’s lighthouse on the coast
here at Whitley Bay
On a coastal island
at the tail end of a day

With rain flecks in the evening breeze
we crossed at ebbing tide
Careful not to slip and fall
though the slipway was quite wide

And from the island summit
‘Neath the white walls of the tower
we looked out to the northern sea
and its majestic power

This really is lovely place
in North East England fair
So we stayed a little while
and just revelled being there

©Jemverse

Photo – St Mary’s Lighthouse, Whitley Bay, UK – Jempics

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