Sitting by the Sea

I’ve sat by the sea in Croatia
I’ve set by the sea in Spain
I’ve sat by the sea in Turkey and Greece
but it’s never quite been the same

I’ve sat by the sea in Gibraltar
I’ve sat by the sea in France
I’ve sat by the sea in Montenegro and Crete
but it’s always like taking a chance

For when I sat by the sea here in Sussex
there’s no asking for anything more
As it excludes a peace that makes my soul shine
by Southern England’s home shore

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Photo – the Sussex Sea – Jempics

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Angel of the sky

16 of 16 in the Jemverse ‘Venetian Vistas’ series

Holidays are exciting
in lots of different days
For when you’ve finished cruising
then you take to the airwaves

And our Tui flight this morning
is the ‘Angel of the Sky’
From Dubrovnik in Croatia
to London Gatwick we will fly

It’s been a lovely holiday
but no regrets we’re homeward bound
as we have all the memories
of new places we have found

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Photo – Tui flight TOM4423 – the ‘Angel of the Sky’ at Dubrovnik boarding for London Gatwick – Jempics

‘Angel of the sky’ completes the Jemverse ‘Venetian Vistas’ series. Here are trackbacks to the others in case you’ve missed them. ‘Dubrovnik‘ (2/9), ‘Adriatic Sunset‘ (3/9), ‘Bar’s absent castle‘ (4/9), ‘Into Gold‘ (5/9), ‘Korcula‘ (6/9), ‘Through the Porthole‘ (7/9), ‘The Sea Organ‘ (8/9), ‘Zadar‘ (9/9), ‘Sailing into Venice‘ (10/9), ‘Gondolier‘ (11/9), ‘Of Venetian Diamonds’ (12/9), ‘Trieste‘ (13/9), ‘Split‘ (14/9), ‘A split down the middle‘ (15/9) and ‘Eyebrow of the sun‘ (16/9).

Bar’s absent castle

3 of 16 in the Jemverse ‘Venetian Vistas’ series

Apparently there’s a castle
in Montenegro’s Bar
“Ten minutes walk” the tour guide said
“It’s really not that far”

But we could find no trace of it
It simply wasn’t there
even though we had a map
and looked ‘most everywhere

Mind you, the town was pretty
and the Adriatic sea
despite the absent castle
was a lovely place to be

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Photo – Bar in Montenegro, looking to the funnel of the Marella Celebration cruiseship in the harbour – Jempics (no castle!)

Dubrovnik

1 of 16 in the Jemverse ‘Venetian Vistas’ series

Flew into Dubrovnik
Walked round the city wall
It really was quite beautiful
with plenty to enthral

The views of Adriatic
seas with islands in the bay
was really quite breathtaking
and spectacular I’d say

Games of Thrones was filmed here
Kings Landing by the sea
And it gave a special way to start
the cruise for Sal and me

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Photo – Old Town city walls, Dubrovnik, Croatia – looking to the Adriatic sea – Jempics

‘Dubrovnik’ starts the 16 part Jemverse ‘Venetian Vistas’ series, charting a Marella cruise of the same name in August 2018

Holiday IV

We’re Adriatic sailing
Be gone for several days
Hiatus from the Jemverse vibe
Whilst he’s out on the waves

But whilst he’s out there cruising
He’ll be scribbling away
Writing poems for you good folk
to read another day

So even though these pages
will be quiet for a while
They’ll be back here in September
with more verse to bring a smile

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Photo – Jempics

Holloway Circus

So I’m sitting in a hotel room
A pagoda down below
Traffic on the circus
Moving family slow
In Birmingham on business
But I’ll be home tonight
And tomorrow I will have the sea
Back within my sight

Bit for now I’ll make the best of it
‘Cos it’s nice to be away
Especially in the summer
on a bright and sunny day

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Photo – Holloway Circus, Birmingham (from the Radisson Blue) – Jempics

Liverpool Skyline

Liverpool skyline
Five thirty A.M.
and I’m in a hotel
on my travels again
Radio City at St Johns
lights up the sky
up there just off Lime Street
ever so high
And it’s peaceful up here
with the lights all aglow
with the Liverpool skyline
to start a day slow

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Photo – Liverpool from the 11th floor of the Novotel on Hanover Street looking towards the Radio City Tower at St Johns – Jempics

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