Look at an ocean and some will see a barrier separating them from the vastness of the world. Others will gaze at a symbol of liberation, of the vastness of possibility. Some just see them as dumps. I’ve always preferred the second metaphor and thankfully, the latter wasn’t the case when I last visited one.
These nine pics were taken in Normandy this past April, the one at top and the first five below facing the Atlantic just north of the city of Carteret, and the bottom three on the English Channel west of Cherbourg. La Manche, or Mor Breizh in Breton, is an arm of the Atlantic, so technically fits just fine in a post on World Oceans Day.
Near Carteret, France, 13-Apr-2012
You don’t need me telling you about the crisis state that our oceans are in, about their rising levels, or about the island of plastic garbage floating in the north Pacific that for whatever reason has finally attracted some attention in recent months.
Think instead about the vastness of possibilities that the oceans represent. And enjoy your weekend.
On the horizon, the Channel Isle of Sark
Off season. near Carteret, France, 13-Apr-2012.
Near La Hague, France, 12-Apr-2012
West of Cherbourg, France, 12-Apr-2012
Oceans are also this week’s travel theme on tireless Ailsa’s popular blog, Where’s My Backpack. Check out plenty of other posts here.