Newcastle Photographer and Content Creator, Mandy Charlton, Always on a quest for adventure, often seen on buses, trains and planes. On a quest to be happier and healthier. Lives in Newcastle with her 3 cats, Iris, Maggie and Arthur. Loves good vibes, musicals and cakes. Full time professional wedding photographer in the north east of england alongside content creator on Tiktok, Instagram and Facebook

Thursday, October 09, 2014

Sea Fever

Yesterday was a day of 2 halves, 1 half was extraordinarily amazing, a wonderful morning spent embracing the sea air walking to Cullercoats and back again to Tynemouth all along the beautiful Tynemouth Longsands beach.  I didn't have my camera with me but I did take just a couple of Instagrams.

Being there yesterday reminded me of one of my favourite pieces of poetry by John Masefield, if you don't know it dear reader, it's called Sea Fever and goes like this - 

"I must go down to the seas again, to the lonely sea and the sky,
And all I ask is a tall ship and a star to steer her by;
And the wheel’s kick and the wind’s song and the white sail’s shaking,
And a grey mist on the sea’s face, and a grey dawn breaking,
I must go down to the seas again, for the call of the running tide
Is a wild call and a clear call that may not be denied;
And all I ask is a windy day with the white clouds flying,
And the flung spray and the blown spume, and the sea-gulls crying.
I must go down to the seas again, to the vagrant gypsy life,
To the gull’s way and the whale’s way where the wind’s like a whetted knife;
And all I ask is a merry yarn from a laughing fellow-rover,
And quiet sleep and a sweet dream when the long trick’s over."

I love the sea, I always end up there whether I am stressed, happy, troubled, confused or content, I love the sounds of the sea, it's just the most calming place for me, perhaps something to do with being an Aquarian?

I can't really say anything about the other half of my day, it was just so awful, faced with the most impossible decision I can't ever make and now in a state of almost purgatory trapped within a sea of uncertainty.

I don't want to focus on that.

Today, I have 2 photo shoots in Jesmond Dene, one of my other favourite places in the North East, the woodlands I find offer quiet solace and time for reflection when I'm not working and when I am working the backgrounds provide the most spectacular photographic location.

These next 5 days are all about photography and my soul gives a happy smile that I get to go out there and do the thing I love.

Today, I hope you get to do something you love, embrace it dear reader and enjoy every single moment.


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