Weekly photo challenge: The sea

Give up to grace. The ocean takes care of each wave until it gets to shore.



Last winter, when we were living on our sailboat, I became quite entranced with a section of the beach on Hutchinson Island, Florida called the Bathtub Reef. The contrast of the craggy coral reef and the smooth, long-exposure waves, really captivated me.

There’s a museum in this spot that is the last remaining House of Refuge along Florida’s Atlantic Coast. Called Gilbert’s Bar House of Refuge, it was a life-saving station staffed by a “keeper,” who, with their families, led solitary lives in order to find, rescue, and minister to those who fell victim to Florida’s treacherous reefs and shoals. It was damaged in two recent hurricanes but has since been fully rebuilt and is well worth a visit today.

18 thoughts on “Weekly photo challenge: The sea

  1. Pingback: Weekly Photo Challenge: Sea | Say It With A Camera

  2. I agree, beautiful contrasts between the reef and the water. Very atmospheric and I like the message it reveals about the passing of time and the rhythms of life. Interesting to to read about the House of Refuge.

  3. My heart is always where there is water. Your photo is beautiful and I love your use of the slow shutter speed on this. I should have tried a few shots like that this week while we were at the ocean. Hmm, maybe tomorrow. You inspire me.
    Have a lovely week.

  4. I love the slow shutter speed and composition on this! Gosh … it won’t be long before you’re back on your boat. Can you believe it? {And congrats for your feature on Focusing on You!}

  5. love the soft and beautiful color of the ocean in your world

    I’m inviting you to join us for Travel Photo Mondays, the link runs all week so I hope you can join us for the next installment?

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