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I have long admired the work of fellow bloggers in capturing the essence of the sea -- Peter at Sunshine Coast Daily and Lucy at Bermuda Daily Photo. I wanted so much to get some of their magic but the seaside remains an alien space that defeats me most of the time. Over the next week I'll show you what I managed.

From The Surfer by Judith Wright
"Take the big roller’s shoulder, speed and serve;
come to the long beach home like a gull diving."


  1. By George I think she's done it!

    A ripper Joan! The absolute essence is right there on the body board!

    Sunshine Coast Daily - Australia

  2. Nice photo. We enjoy holidaying by the sea. No surfers though.

  3. I do like that Judith Wright poem: my daughter recited it for some competition somewhere eons ago. Gets the Australian psyche pinned down, I think.

    Peter may be biased - but the surfer is darned good!


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