“For whatever we lose (like a you or a me)… It’s always ourselves we find in the sea” – E.E. Cummings
As the days get shorter and the winter chill starts to roll in, the days spent soaking up the sun on our glorious beaches are fast becoming memories. The sea may lose its summer warmth but the sun still shines through winter, and the beach still offers us beach lovers a place of respite, relaxation and restoration.
There is nothing that reinvigorates me more than a long winter walk on an empty beach. The quiet solitude allows you to be alone with your thoughts. The coastal winds, with their winter chill that you can feel down to your bones, bring you back to reality. The sound of crashing waves, which have taken on that extra heaviness in the wet winter weather, soothes a busy mind. All can bring about a clearer perspective, one that may have been missing before you stepped barefoot onto the sand.
With the bigger seas come hidden treasures, washed up along the shore. Gnarly driftwood washed from near or far. Perfect shells sitting, waiting for new inhabitants. Stones that are so perfectly smooth from their journey across the sand. Beach glass with its translucent matte colour shimmering amongst the seaweed.
It is only natural to want to introduce these beach treasures into your home, a small reminder of the memories made while enjoying our beautiful beaches.
“Take only memories… Leave only footprints”
A wide range of shells, corals and other beach treasures are available in store today.