Joy is… so many things!


High tide!

I’m torn this week!  I have several reasons to be joyful.  Is that allowed, do you think?

The first one is that I have finally caught up with returning visits to my blog, after a week’s absence.  That is pure delight, never mind joy!  If I’ve missed anybody, will you give me a gentle nudge, please?

The second?  I can, more or less, operate my new phone.  Doing a dance for joy right now!

The third is the bit I’m going to share with you today.  In a generally gloomy week, we had a little pocket of sunshine in which I popped out to do a few jobs.  They just happened to be in the direction of Hartlepool Headland, and it was high tide.  Pure, unadulterated joy!

Whoosh goes the sea, against the pier!

Whoosh goes the sea, against the pier!

And against the town wall!

And against the sea wall!

This solitary chap was being a bit daring!

This solitary chap was being a bit daring!

But he got away with it!

But he got away with it!

For me there are few things more joyful than watching the sea demonstrate its might on a sunny afternoon.  I crouched beside the sea wall, excited as a child as the pier took hit after hit.  Of course, I should have rested the camera on the wall and stayed put till I got that perfect shot.  But so delighted was I at the great claps of spray flying around me that I totally forgot to stay still. The results are as you see.  But I had such fun!

You have to love it!

You have to love it!

It would have been so easy to get wet!

It would have been so easy to get wet!

But I somehow avoided it

But I somehow avoided it

Gorgeous, isn't it?

Gorgeous, isn’t it?

I had another reason to be joyful, but I’d better save that till next week, don’t you think?  Can I overdose on joy?

If you’d like to share a little more, please visit Kan.  Her Joy is series is just that.  A joy!



  1. Beautiful pics! I don’t think I could ever live in a place far away from the seashore. Watching the sea-regardless if its calm or “angry”-always has a positive effect. It lifts my spirits. Thanks for sharing Jo! I am very happy you had a joyful week!

    1. Both myself and husband agree that we couldn’t live our lives away from the sea, Vasilis. (and we don’t agree on many things 🙂 ) Wishing you much joy for the future.

  2. Those photos are pure joy, it is totally mesmerising watching the ocean and trying to get just one more photo of the perfect breaking wave, thank goodness and technology for digital cameras, another thing to be joyful about. 🙂

    1. Hi Mrs. M 🙂 I imagine you have some cracking rollers on Bondi! I’m pitching my imagination all the way over to Australia and feeling the spray 🙂 (though I’ll probably have some photographic evidence when Jude comes back)

  3. Pure, unadulterated joy indeed! I can feel your excitement in the captures, Jo…. And almost hear the waves crashing and feel the spray on my face 🙂 absolutely delightful! Thanks so much for the link back ❤

    1. I’m glad the feeling came over, Kan, because I was a little disappointed with the photos. I felt right in the heart of it and it doesn’t look as big and whooshy to me as the real thing. Probably just as well or I’d have been in there, wouldn’t I? 🙂

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