Wild and Wonderful





Wild and wonderful and free

Is how the ocean looks to me.

Foam that flies across the road,

Wind and waves that toss their load

Of logs and seaweed on the land,

Leave them lying on the sand.


Imagine standing in those rollers,

Feel the power bowl you over.

No, no, no. I’m not that crazy.

Where’s my camera? I’ll be lazy.

It’s too chilly for such folly,

Best go home and deck with holly.



55 thoughts on “Wild and Wonderful

  1. reocochran

    This was a great collection of photographs which show the ocean’s ferocious power, Anneli. Your capturing the essence of the elemental force and drive was both serious yet your light hearted tone made it fun! 🙂

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        1. wordsfromanneli Post author

          The west coast of the Charlottes can be rough if you’re caught out in it and I guess the pressure is on to catch those fish. Sometimes it’s a tough decision to make, whether to stay out or come in. How bad is it going to get?


  2. Sonja Forrester

    Love the photos and the poem. There is definitely something about the power of the ocean, the pull of the tide and the way logs are tossed about like toothpicks. Beautiful post.

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    1. wordsfromanneli Post author

      Yes, I think the Atlantic is harsher and colder and rougher. I know that when we crossed it to come to Canada it was October and for three days it was coming over the bow of the boat.Very scary. The dining room was empty those days. 😉


        1. wordsfromanneli Post author

          I was six, but I remember the water coming over the bow, about a foot deep. It was an old tub that was taken apart for scrap metal only six years later. It was a good thing we didn’t know then what we know now about boats and oceans.



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