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Good Morning Everyone,

Lisa (delpeoples) enquired if I had more photographs of the charming little seaport of Staithes, which is on the northeast coast of England.

I browsed my files and found this shot.
It immediately brought to mind:

Sea Fever

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 gray mist on the sea's face, and a gray dawn breaking.

I must down go 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.

John Masefield

It has been on my mind ever since!!!!

I hope you can feel the antiquity of the village, with its narrow streets, many partly cobbled for grip and many needing to have steps because of the steep incline. The tiled red roofs add a sense of jolity, even on the cloudiest of days.

My warm regards,
Bev :-)

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