Weekly Photo Challenge: Sea

This week, WordPress’s weekly photo challenge is the sea. Couldn’t have picked a better one. I was born and grew up in Nova Scotia, Canada, a small province over 90% surrounded by the sea and it’s always been part of my world.  In addition, I’m a water sign, Pisces, so it’s in my stars too!  My city, Halifax, has one of the largest ice free harbours in the world. It is a busy place. The Navy has a major base here. There are major shipping piers and container ships up and down the harbour. There are marinas with pleasure boats. It’s a working harbour and a place for leisure. When the Tall Ships come, it looks like it must have looked 150 years ago.

Most of where I travel, however, isn’t often by the sea so most of my sea photos are from the east coast of Canada with a few taken on a trip to Cornwall, England.

A beach in Blomidon, Annapolis Valley, Nova Scotia. The Bay of Fundy has a lot of clay in the soil so the sand is red. This is the same type of soil as in Prince Edward Island with the “bright red mud”

Surf’s up! Lawrencetown beach, Halifax County

The sea can provide fun for the whole family

The sea also provides a living. Blue Rocks, Lunenburg County, Nova Scotia

The power of the sea is evident here at Hopewell Rocks, New Brunswick where the water has eroded the land over time. You can just see a person at the base of the smaller rock for scale.

Mawgan Porth beach, Cornwall, England

The coast in many areas can be dramatic. This is the coastline near the Minack Theatre, near Porthcurno, on the south coast of Cornwall