“The sea does not reward those who are too anxious, too greedy, or too impatient. To dig for treasures shows not only impatience and greed, but lack of faith. Patience, patience, patience, is what the sea teaches. Patience and faith. One should lie empty, open, choiceless as a beach—waiting for a gift from the sea.” Anne Morrow Lindbergh, from A Gift from the Sea.

Welcome to our Coast to Coast loop. We are a group of photographers from around the world, from timezones as far flung as Australia to Canada and in between, each with a different seascape. Coast to Coast aims to document our changing sea views and perspectives - both literal and philosophical - of what the sea means to us, month to month through the changing seasons. To follow the loop go to the ever so amazing Jo Haycock.

This past month I haven't been to the sea as much as previous months although I guess that's not entirely true since I am still going on my morning bike rides but haven't been bringing my camera along. We always seem to flip flop between the forest and the sea and this past month the grounding energies of the forest have called us more.  

Even so we have had some beautiful days by the sea and have created a lot of memories.  Nixie has had her first dip of the year and I do love the photo I captured of it because to me it shows how different Nixie and Forrest are in one single frame : she's free as a bird and couldn't strip down fast enough and Forrest was completely content in his fleece just watching her from the shoreline. 

Me and Nixie had a special girlie day on one of the weekends where we went a bit further away to Bournemouth for the day where we found the most amazing treasures: washed up pea urchins aka mermaid coins and lots of scallops, my favourite. It was such a beautiful day and it felt incredible to look out into the horizon without isle of wight in our way. 

I also got to experience another first with Forrest : his first time on a boat!  And it was so special,  he loved it.  It was just a 30 min tour around the lymington marshes but the perfect little introduction.  I had tried taking Nixie on 2/3 years ago and it was a disaster!  She didn't want to sit still,  and screamed most of the time, that 30 min ride truly felt like an eternity!  But Forrest was so content and thoroughly enjoyed himself.