Sunday, 18 August 2013

Lovely bits of Life - No1.The Perfumed Path

 In between feeling lousy I got to feel life was possible a few weeks ago,
 so we pell-melled down to Devon for a few days
 because it is just awful to go so long without glimpsing the sea.
We stayed in a small apartment literally across the road from a path which
 linked onto the coastal path.
About one hundred and fifty yards down the road was another path
 leading down to the steep drop to the sea.
This is it viewed on the climb from the sea.
Can you see that for some two or three hundred yards or more
 the path ran between buddleia bushes?
As the path plunged down amidst the greenery,
except for the occasional glint of blue below the horizon,
the sea was lost to us,
and we were cocooned amongst the sun-hot,
 blue, perfumed, branches waving around us.
With the butterflies thick about us,
it felt as if we had stumbled into a timeless place,
where summer was the only time imaginable,
then as the trees became storm twisted,
 and the nature of the path more rugged,
 the spell was broken. 
                                                                                                                                                 ;- Eddystone Inn,  Heybrook Bay

Passing through a gate,
 we found that conveniently enough the path emerged
near the pub which sat perched over the bay .

Beautiful though they are these coastal paths don't just wander about willy nilly you know!
May the week ahead offer you some version of a perfumed path,
or the awareness that the one you are on leads to a lovely bit of life of your own.


  1. I'm glad you were feeling well enough to go to the sea! How very beautiful it is and I'm sure the beauty of your surroundings brought new life to your soul. Blessings and prayers.

  2. There's an energy about the sea that never fails to stir, and soothe, by turns isn't there? I'm one of those who could sit for an age and just listen to the thrum and the sigh of it. Hubby is catching on too now he's a bit older. When we were younger I used to practically have to nail him to the deck chair to get him to sit for more than 5 minutes!

    Thanks as ever Lynda. x