This photo is one of Jack’s You can see more of Jack’s photos on his blog http://jacksjottings.wordpress.com . It is a favourite of mine and he kindly said I could use it in this post. The seagull poised on his own before taking off.
To stand at the edge of the sea, to sense the ebb and the flow of the tides, to
feel the breath of a mist moving over a great salt marsh, to watch the flight of
shore birds that have swept up and down the surf lines of the continents for
untold thousands of years, to see the running of the old eels and the young shad
to the sea, is to have knowledge of things that are as nearly eternal as any
earthly life can be.