To paraphrase Avery Sawyer in Notes to Self –
I couldn´t imagne living in a place that wasn´t near the sea.
It´s like a giant reset button.
I can go to the edge of the land, see infinity and feel renewed.
This post is my response to the Weekly Photo Challenge: Renewal
East of Málaga: So near, yet so far away
The Buddhist Stupa of the Eastern Costa del Sol
All Things Bright and Geometrical
As I stare at this beautiful picture, I too feel renewed as I imagine myself close to the sea. Thanks. Have a blessed week.
Then it was worth posting the picture to help your renewal 🙂
Have a great week, Island Traveler!
A breath-sighingly wonderful image, and words to go with it. One of the consolations of my 25th floor city office work environment is the view of the harbour… sometimes it’s necessary to gaze and let the water view work its magic.
…and what a view that is, EllaDee 🙂
What a great quote – and a beautiful image to go wih it! 😉
Thanks very much and I´m glad you liked it.
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I am a mountain man but I do like the sea especially when it is blue and not grey! Lovely shot!
The real beauty is that the mountains are close-by too 🙂
I like your take on the theme, Marianne. Beautiful colours and the composition 🙂
Thanks Paula, much appreciated.
That is just so serene I feel renewed just looking at it!!! 😉
Thanks Lisa 🙂
What a beautiful scenery…..! Is this photo taken recently Marianne???
P.S. I couldn’t live far away from the sea either… i need to at least see it from my window…! 🙂
Yes, taken recently near to Marina Del Este, a small recreational marina a little further east of where I live, between the towns of La Herradura and Almuñécar. It´s a place we always take our visitors.
Here´s a link to the marina: http://www.worldmarineguide.com/costa-del-sol/marina/marina-del-este.htm
Fantastic – this would be enough to renew anyone! 😀 I want to be there…
Here´s how – go onto a travel website, book the first available flight to Málaga airport, and I´ll meet you and take you straight there! 😉
Thanks for your comments and for your continued support, Dianne, much appreciated.
Beautiful shot and quote, Marianne. At 3 miles away, this is the furthest I’ve ever lived from a Great Lake my entire life. Though not an ocean or sea, they do offer a wide expanse of water to watch and contemplate. Amazing how calming its effect can be.
OH absolutely John – and some lakes are so huge it´s difficult to believe they don´t go on forever.
We all need to take the time to contemplate from time to time, to be mindful of our surroundings and our lives, and to appreciate the many simple pleasures all around us.
I have always been grateful to live so close to the sea.
I can totally relate to this! The sea is like a reset button for me too.
And you, like me, are fortunate to live so close to the water´s edge, SueAnn 🙂
Make sure you let me know when you are coming my way. I’d love to meet up if it’s possible and put a body to the gravatar!
Arriving in two weeks and will be there until beginning of January! Getting excited now 🙂
I always look at your work with one eye closed and dream about how inspirational you are. So true!! Well done- the sea and sun rejuvenate me as well.
Wow! What a huge compliment. I am humbled by your comment. Thank you so much.
Maybe it´s because the sun and sea have always been there to oversee what´s going on throughout the whole world. They carry the secrets of past generations and gently whisper them to us to calm and renew our souls.
Gorgeous photo! Wonderful take on this weeks challenge. Thank you for taking me back to the waters edge. I miss it very much! 🙂
Glad you like it Dana, and hope you are soon feeling much better.
You´ll soon be back by the water, I´m sure 🙂
Love this, and so agree with the quote. 🙂
There is just something about the sea …..
Absolutely! I love your bit of sea, Marianne.
Me too, Jo – thanks for popping along to let me know 🙂
Wonderfully posted. Nice pic, too.
What a delight, living next to the sea. Your pic is stunning.
I couldn´t imagine anything else.
Thanks for that, I really appreciate you saying so 🙂
What a beautiful place to find a start. I am never more at home or more at peace than when I am near the water.
So many people are saying the same thing, Jo.
We are so lucky, aren´t we? 🙂
I think we are Marianne. I don’t think I could stand to live far from the water…
I live close enough and have to agree 🙂 gorgeous shot.
Thanks Madhu 🙂
Water renews me every time…love your photo…would like to be there right now 🙂
Just close your eyes and drift away 😉
I can be there in twenty minutes and can’t imagine being any further!
I can totally relate to that, Gilly 🙂
I love that quote about living near the sea; I couldn’t imagine myself living anywhere else
Is Ahmed´s place near the sea in Turkey?
Of course, and I used to go swimming in the Aegean with the little fishes every morning before I started work – bliss!
A place where you can start anew each and every day. Lovely scenery.
Absolutely right, Marion.
Thanks for your comments. They are always appreciated.
I had two thoughts for this one, and like you, one was a seascape photo.
Go for it, girl! 😉
53 makes mer a woman I think, but it isn’t for today 🙂
Love the photo and the quote
Thank you for saying so.
I feel renewed around water, as I was born in a city on the water. It brings me interior peace.
Whenever I want to clear my head and think about something, I always head to the ocean – always have. I understand exactly what you mean, Valentina 🙂
I could use that now, Marianne 🙂 – But as I can’t walk and living on a second floor I just have to dream… and what a renewal it would be. Thanks for you being you
Then look at my photo and imagine seeing that view, with the warmth of the sunshine on your skin, and hearing the waves lapping at the shore, Mariane.
Sending you all the warmth in the world 🙂
Yes. This looks like a wonderful place to renew your spirit! 🙂
I often remark that the mountains and the sea lift my spirits, and remind me to count my blessings.
I am very fortunate, Cathy. 🙂
Yes, sometimes we get bogged down with the mundane and the irritations in life, and nature can make us really appreciate all that is good!