Day 119- Saltwater Joys

by Drohask April. 29, 2010 3256 views

We've never lived far from the ocean and often find ourselves being drawn to the shoreline to admire its beauty. With our camera in tow, that means plenty of water photos to share here. Tonight's bonus is the sharing of a traditional Newfoundland song that pays tribute to our home province.

Saltwater Joys [youtube.com]

Just to wake up in the morning, to the quiet of the cove
And to hear Aunt Bessie talking to herself.
And to hear poor Uncle John, mumbling wishes to old Nell
It made me feel that everything was fine.

I was born down by the water, it's here I'm gonna stay
I've searched for all the reasons why I should go away
But I haven't got the thirst for all those modern day toys
So I'll just take my chances with those saltwater joys.

Following the little brook as it trickles to the shore
In the autumn when the trees are flaming red
Kicking leaves that fall around me
Watching sunsets paint the hills
That's all I'll ever need to feel at home.

This island that we cling to has been handed down with pride
By folks that fought to live here, taking hardships all in stride
So I'll compliment her beauty, hold on to my goodbyes
And I'll stay and take my chances with those saltwater joys.

How can I leave those mornings with the sunrise on the cove
And the gulls like flies surrounding Clayton's wharf
Platter's Island wrapped in rainbow in the evening after fog
The ocean smells are perfume to my soul.

Some go to where the buildings reach to meet the clouds
Where warm and gentle people turn to swarmin', faceless crowds
So I'll do without their riches, glamour and the noise
And I'll stay and take my chances with those saltwater joys.

Some go to where the buildings reach to meet the clouds
Where warm and gentle people turn to swarmin', faceless crowds
So I'll do without their riches, glamour and the noise
And I'll stay and take my chances with those saltwater joys.

Hask captured some of the boats moored at Fisherman's Cove in Eastern Passage.

Dro captured some of the buildings lining the wharf

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Matteveryday365 10 years, 8 months ago

Awesome. So, tell me, are these HDR? If they aren't I'm doing something wrong! :)

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Levonthelights 10 years, 9 months ago

great shots guys

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Konrad 10 years, 9 months ago

Wonderful set.

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Dkd 10 years, 9 months ago

Suberb images, thank you for sharing!

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Jazzy Trekker 10 years, 9 months ago

These are postcards, wow! Also enjoyed Saltwater Joys. Thanks so much for sharing.

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Andrea 10 years, 9 months ago

Both shots are amazing!

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Luucha 10 years, 9 months ago

GERAT!!!

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Paolo Martini 10 years, 9 months ago

...very interesting post, nice pictures!

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Ajay Bellubbi 10 years, 9 months ago

absolutely adore the night shot in the first

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Darlene Foster 10 years, 9 months ago

Wow, wow, wow!!! Love them both, but the second is my favorite! Love the poem too!

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Janet! 10 years, 9 months ago

really, NO words to describe these beauties!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! PHENOMENAL.

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