Monday, September 21, 2015
Monday's random mutterings: ocean musings
They say that on a very clear day, and if you stand in just the right spot, those with good enough eyesight can just about see a spec in the distance that is the French coast.
Whether or not it's true, I have no idea. My eyesight was never good enough at its very best for me to try it out for myself, and I don't know anyone confident enough in their own sight to be sure if the spec they can see really could be the French coast. In fact, most say all they can see is the ocean, and it's quite likely that the spec out to sea is actually just a far off boat, or one of the smaller islands off the British shore.
Goodness knows there are plenty of small islands out there, and almost always plenty of fishing boats too.
True or not, however, it's an interesting thought.
Also, if it isn't true, what started it? Was it a need to reach beyond our own shores?
I wonder if the French ever stand on their shore trying to see the British coast?
Or, perhaps, it's only those of us who live on small islands who so often attempt to look beyond our own shores?
Regardless, standing by the ocean on a beautiful day is a pleasant experience.
Although, to be honest, I like the ocean in all of her moods.