The Seaside in Winter

There is something particularly special about the seaside in colder months. Calm and peaceful, with a sense of quietude, it captivates me every time. The warmth of the sun, paw prints in the sand, and the vastness of the sea all feel like a unique blueprint for the winter season; even the crashing waves sound different.

Perhaps it’s because my first memories of moving to England revolve around the beach: frosty, grey mornings spent wandering along the promenade as we tried to settle into our new life. It was gloomy and beautiful at the same time, welcoming and lonely in equal measures.

I came to associate the coast in the midst of winter with sadness and emptiness, a little like our hearts yearning for the home and people we left behind. I don’t know when it shifted, my perception of the shore in wintertime. From solitude to tranquility, seclusion to serenity, the seaside in winter is now a quiet favourite.

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5 Comments

  1. Louise
    27th February 2019 / 11:08 pm

    This is lovely peaceful post. And that image! Gorgeous.

    • 28th February 2019 / 8:58 am

      Thank you so much! I’m glad you enjoyed it!
      xxx

  2. 14th March 2019 / 8:49 pm

    Beautiful photo! I love the seaside during any season. It’s so peaceful!

    • 14th March 2019 / 9:48 pm

      Thank you so much! It really is lovely in every season ☺️
      xxx

  3. 19th March 2019 / 2:31 pm

    Yes! I love the sea in winter. I grew up about a two day drive from the nearest sea, so my real introduction to the seaside was the North Sea in autumn and winter when I went to university in St Andrews. I love the storminess, the chilly grey that drives you into a cosy cafe for a cup of tea and makes you feel alive in a way it never seems to in the summer.

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