A full year of 12 monthly sea stories later

I find myself back to where I began. Only this time standing and looking across the River Severn to home in Wales.

It is hard to believe that a year has passed since I joined the Coast to Coast project, created and facilitated by documentary photographer and friend, Rachel Rimell. Casting my mind back to January 2021, locked in and longing for the sea. I’d take walks down to the river, heading up and down the Severn estuary just peaceful in the knowledge that it opened up to the coastlines I know so well, yet couldn’t visit back than.

So it’s only fitting that I end this year with a final sea story to the project, call it a near-full circle, as I stand at Portishead beach and look back Wales. To the spot I started at the beginning 2021.

Thank you Rachel, for a voice so needed. An ever-moving tidal space to share in a challenging year.

“The sea does not reward those who are too anxious, too greedy, or too impatient. To dig for treasures shows not only impatience and greed, but lack of faith. Patience, patience, patience, is what the sea teaches. Patience and faith. One should lie empty, open, choiceless as a beach—waiting for a gift from the sea.” Anne Morrow Lindbergh, from A Gift from the Sea.
Welcome to our Coast to Coast loop. We are a group of photographers from around the world, from timezones as far flung as Australia to Canada and in between, each with a different seascape. Coast to Coast aims to document our changing sea views and perspectives – both literal and philosophical – of what the sea means to us, month to month through the changing seasons. To follow the loop, go next to the talented Rachel Rimell and experience her coastal adventure for November 2021.