Sea mist covering the sea so completely that I felt transported above the clouds...akin to flying.
Hendrick Avercamp (1585–1634)
A Scene on the Ice. circa 1625. 392 x 770 mm
Just recently, on the coast road between Weymouth and West Bay the whole of the sea had disappeared. And I immediately recognised that same communal high spirits. The sun above the mist had made magic of the familiar. Rather than driving through, cars were stopping and passengers spilling out to wonder and of course to record.
The light reflecting off that sea mist was, for me, like light reflecting off snow in the south of England. It doesn't happen very often, and when it does, I am never alone in delighting in it.
Below are a couple of watercolours made in 2005 in The Weddell Sea in Antarctica...see Antarctica page