Sunday, 4 January 2015

Still and Silent

By first light, the decks were icy and the world around us was covered with a beautiful, but freezing frost. The skies are grey and damp permeates your body as you walk along the sea wall.  There is not a whisper of wind and the incoming tide is strangely still.  There is not one other soul around and you feel as if you could be the only person in the world.  The mist has now descended on the water giving it an eerie covering, just as you imagine the River Styx would be.  The forecast for later is stormy and windy, but for now the world is silent and still.


13 comments:

Dc said...

Ice cold fog has developed in the last hour here so views have changed yet again!

Fran said...

DC - horrible isn't it. Pete is driving back from London later and I won't be able to settle until he is home safe and warm xxx

Jo said...

The calm before the storm. It's sunny here today but very cold.

simplesuffolksmallholder said...

A lovely day here on the Suffolk Coast. Blue sky,sunshine and frosty

Connie said...

Good Morning Fran, I love this photo and how you just bought us into your world, with your writing. Both are beautiful. I hope that the storm will not be too bad and that you have a lovely day.
Connie :)

Powell River Books said...

It's hauntingly beautiful. - Margy

Fran said...

Jo - well the storm hasn't materialised yet, with a bit of luck it will miss us. Great you had some sunshine xxx

Simplesuffolkholder - amazing that you are just up the coast, yet have completely different weather xxx

Connie : thank you, luckily it's not like that all the time. The storm seems to have missed us, fingers crossed xxxx

Margy : thank you, a lovely compliment xxx

Val Poore said...

Just beautiful, Fran! I love your description too. It looks almost dramatically still - if that is possible! xxx

Fran said...

Thanks Val - I guess that's why the BBC chose Tollesbury marshes to film Great Expectations :) xxx

Down by the sea said...

So beautiful and calm. Sarah x

A Heron's View said...

So still, so calm above and yet below the surface, under the water life is teeming with activity!

Fran said...

Thank you Sarah xxx

Mel, you are so right and normally plenty of wildlife above the water too. At the moment an Egret and an oyster catcher are squabbling about something on the mud behind the barge :) xxx

Chickpea said...

So so beautiful!