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“Young as the morning…Old as the sea…”

On the eve of my Birthday, we decided on an impromptu trip to the seaside. Lepe is one of my favourite places (this side of the solent at least) and it is the closest point to the Isle of Wight. So it’s much cheaper paying the £2.30 car park charge rather than the extortionate ferry prices to get across to the other side. Nevertheless, we have a week over there planned next month which will be nice!



So yes, Lepe… the coast is beautiful but just around the corner, on the road out, is an even more stunning view. This beautiful marshy coastal area has been the focus of many blogs across the years, and everytime we get there it looks different or we see a different vantage point. Today was no exception…




There were things we didn’t capture, like the reflection of the sunset on a hidden lake in the New Forest, or the Mother and baby deer staring at us curiously from a field of Oilseed Rape… the things that have you reaching for the camera but are actually that much better when you’re not squinting at them through a view-finder. Oh and the sounds, the peacefulness, the only sound being a boat motoring across the tiny by of water, or the wheeling gulls… those are also the best bits that a photo can never convey, but we try…





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When these sails go up
“Mountains fade away,
Stars come back.
I’m finally free,
It’s only the ocean and me.”
~ Jack Johnson

We had  a lovely break on the Isle of Wight a few weekends ago and since returning we’ve hit the ground running with only the occasional moment to look at photos and see what we captured. The break was refreshing, I hadn’t been back for around four years and after spending many a Summer on the Island as a child, a few years off was a bit too long.



As many followers will know, my Grandad died at the end of February. My Grandparents spent many years on the Island and because of them I got to know and love the place like a second home. I know the roads and the views, the photographic opportunities and the best places to go, just as well as I know the very town that I live in.




My Grandma recently made the trip back, the last time she had been was with my Grandad years ago, when he was well. I’m proud of her for going and she visited lots of places that she’d never been to see before, despite living there for years! The Island will always be my get-away place. It’s potentially the most expensive stretch of water to cross around the UK, but for me it’s worth it. Going back brings me closer to my Grandad too – I knew that would happen but didn’t expect it to my quite so strong.




When we arrived, the world slowed down. Even the cars were slower (frustrating at times but it made sense). You could stop and enjoy views of the sea pretty much within every few miles, without worrying about a thing. Parking on the seafront was plentiful, the colour of the sea changed each time you turned another corner and saw another view. It’s beautiful. Just the tonic needed for a bit of a refresh. Back to it with the Wedding Photography now!












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