Wednesday

By the Shore in St. Martins


























There is Noise in this Solitude

Cool, clear, bright... very brisk...
Off to the left, past the harbours bouldered breakwater,
"The Caves", carved from ancient sandstone bluffs...
Far around the curving horseshoe beach to the right,
Quaco Head, protrudes into the Bay of Fundy...
The tide advances...  almost 6 hours, one way...
Seagulls  huddle in groups along the water line...
Watching...  waiting  ... shifting position...
Brilliant white foam on waves, loud and steel gray,
Whose powerful motion turn the beach from rocks to sand....
Seaweed pushed to the wrack lines...
The beach is empty otherwise...
Tourists have gone home...

It is left for us now...

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17 comments:

iNdi@na said...

that's a most beautiful splash in the waves...

Gwen Buchanan said...

something happened here and about 19 comments just disappeared... sorry if you left one and it is not here...

liZZie said...

Ebb and flow, comforting, dramatic, infinity. Shore life, living on the edge. Eternal, perpetual motion, moon defined. Fascinating, breathgiving. Feeds me too on the other side of the Atlantic.

Shelley said...

Thank you for the lovely photos of 'home' my friend.

A Heron's View said...

You know I am certain that a waft of sea salt laden air went up my nostrils, as I viewed those photo's.
To walk on a winter beach bereft of visitors is simply idyllic & a rare pleasure for our household.
Thank you for posting your local scenery.

simply blue said...

Lovely photographs and you write so beautifully....would make a wonderful book....

Seth said...

Wish I were there right now!

Gwen Buchanan said...

Hi All.. Being there was so airy and refreshing, I wanted to share it with all of you... thank-you

The Crow said...

Nice when the visitors have departed.
I love vistas where no people, or signs of them, are visible.
But then, that is only natural for a crow.

Gwen Buchanan said...

Crow.. not much distraction here..

Deborah Carr said...

Thank you for bringing me back for one last hurrah before winter, since I can't make it in person...

Gwen Buchanan said...

Today is even more amazing although it is gray and raining... for it's the new moon and the tides are higher than ever...

annell said...

Your pics are beautiful! Thanks for them. And thanks for coming by, and your comment and your support!

Gwen Buchanan said...

Thanks Annell!

Debbi said...

LOVE the surf crashing in air. You capture so many beautiful elements of your life in New Brunswick!

BumbleVee said...

eeeuuuwww.... could have done without the fish remains...but, those lovely crashing waves!! love those!!

Gwen Buchanan said...

Debbi and Bumblevee, This shore takes on so many different looks, it seems like a new place every day.