THE SEA: observations, experiences, and interdependence.

What kind of emotions does the sea or ocean make you feel?

 

There is one spectacle grander than the sea, that is the sky;

there is one spectacle grander than the sky, that is the interior of the soul.

Victor Hugo

 

clouds, trees, and ocean Victoria BC

 

But let there be spaces in your togetherness and let the winds of the heavens dance between you. Love one another but make not a bond of love: let it rather be a moving sea between the shores of your souls.

Khalil Gibran

 

Waves & coloured sky - Grants Bay, Vancourver Island

 

The sea, once it casts its spell, holds one in its net of wonder forever.

Jacques Yves Cousteau

 

A native village on the edge of the sea

 

The sea does not reward those who are too anxious, too greedy, or too impatient. One should lie empty, open, choiceless as a beach – waiting for a gift from the sea.

Anne Morrow Lindbergh

 

A California beach

                                     

 

Bruce at the Nestucca Oilspill in 1988 Vancouver Island BC

 

Only we humans make waste that nature can’t digest.

Charles Moore, Marine Researcher                          Above and below  Nestucca Oil Spill 1988

 

scanned photos 1988 - Side bay northern vancouver island after the Nestucca  oil spill

 

In every outthrust headland, in every curving beach, in every grain of sand there is the story of the earth.

Rachel Carson

 

Lund B.C

 

IMG_3227-2

 

Men (and women) go abroad to wonder at the heights of mountains, at the huge waves of the sea, at the long courses of the rivers, at the vast compass of the ocean, at the circular motions of the stars, and they pass by themselves without wondering.

Saint Augustine

 

Mt. Baker from Whidbey Island, Washingtom

 

Our past, our present, and whatever remains of our future, absolutely depend on what we do now.

Sylvia Earle, Oceanographer

 

Lund Harbour

 

Victoria Harbour protest against Nuclear Weapons - late 1980's

 

However fragmented the world, however intense the national rivalries, it is an inexorable fact that we become more interdependent every day.

Jacques Yves Cousteau

 

Jacques Costeau - Office of National Marine Sancturaries

Above image is from the Office of National Marine Sanctuaries website

 

Created for the Weekly Photo Challenge – Sea.

Namaste – Bruce

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23 thoughts on “THE SEA: observations, experiences, and interdependence.

    • Heh Roy. Sorry for the delayed comment – really busy, away at work, spotty internet, ya-de-ya-de-ya. The photo you’re likinmg is in Northern California – I’d have to pull out my map from that trip, to remember exactly where. The erosion is something to see along the coast highway, for sure.

    • Yes. Undersea World of Jacques Costeau, the Nature of things, and Here come the 70’s were three great CBC shows that impacted me as a youth.
      I’m a born an bred ‘Islander, and don’t think much can move me away from here. Thanks for the comment Dawne.

    • Thanks. I think it is my favourite too, with a sort of zen like quality. It was taken in Victoria BC, our capital city and located on a penisula. I was lucky to visit there for 8 years in a row, when my wife was working and studying there.

    • It was fun putting it together, and the quotes sort of choose the photos, if you know what I mean. Enjoyed looking over at your blog, and will visit again. Thanks for enjoying this post and commenting. Bruce

  1. Bruce – what a great series! They are all wonderful, but I think my favorite is the one with the snowy mountains in the background, then the forest; then the man-made piers and such, then the ocean. I like the layers in this photograph……neat progression.
    Very nice gallery for the Photo Challenge. Happy Wednesay to you!

    • Thanks Tanya. I haven’t been able to follow your posts, or many blog at all – it is my busy time, and I’m making hay well the sunshines, as the ol sayin goes. Hope your well. Bruce

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