Water everywhere — I can’t believe it! (Reblog)

This view from Southport Pier has a great feeling of space. Reflections on the shallow surface water supplement the effect of the clouds themselves. No wonder this is one of my favourite places, especially towards sundown.Water everywhere — I can't believe it!

End of the Holiday Season at Hunstanton, West Norfolk

The crumbling two tone cliffs at Hunstanton, looking north. The lovely beach at Old Hunstanton, just north of 'new' Hunstanton. Looking south at Old Hunstanton Promenading at Hunstanton. *Autumn is here, so let's stay on top of things. All photographs copyright Francis Barker 2020.

Hunstanton Seaside Town, Norfolk

Photo copyright Francis Barker 2020 Hunstanton is one of the better seaside towns of Norfolk, in East Anglia, England. With travel restrictions in place for most of the year, plus a curtailed holiday season, many Brits have been making the most of their own backyard, including traditional the traditional seaside. Almost unique, the resort faces … Continue reading Hunstanton Seaside Town, Norfolk

Poem: A Walk by the Sea

Without too much thought I took to the beach, followed the white lines of breakers leading me due north along that fractured shore. in no time at all the beach huts were behind me, removed by dunes and blurring summer haze. then suddenly she was there right in front of me, as if she'd dropped … Continue reading Poem: A Walk by the Sea


Random Shot: “Sailing” Christopher Cross. When I first heard this song it really didn’t register much with me. Then as it started to climb the charts…RANDOM SHOT:” SAILING”- CHRISTOPHER CROSS

Poem ‘Between Lives’

Between Lives "We are the sun," you said, that his light arose with us playing on rainbows, his myriad smiles the spangled waves. In those days thoughts were endless, vibrant pages which turned by themselves. There were no limits to how far we'd run or dream out onto the sea, our hearts living free in … Continue reading Poem ‘Between Lives’

Original Oil Painting, Wells-Next-The-Sea, North Norfolk, England

This is an original oil painting, based on a scene in the harbour at Wells, North Norfolk, England. It has been completed on stretched canvas and is unframed, size 51 x 41 cm. copyright Francis Barker 2019.

Original Oil Painting, Bamburgh, Northumberland Coast, England

The coast of Northumberland in north east England is quite spectacular. This is a painting based on a view of that coast near Bamburgh castle, the silhouette featured in this painting. It is completed in oil on stretched canvas, size 41 x 31 cm, unframed. copyright Francis Barker 2019

Poem: ‘Love Shack’

Once more we are here, leaving our mark in the sand, each time like a beginning, distant memories of our first sight of the sea and the stretching beach. It's a smile you can't stop, a sense of freedom among the elements and primary colour, dead pan voices of young and old muffled by wind … Continue reading Poem: ‘Love Shack’

The Giant’s Causeway, Northern Ireland

Part of our trip around Northern Ireland's gorgeous County Antrim coast involved a stop at the world famous Giant's Causeway. I have to say that it was indeed everything I was expecting, from the cool, wet weather to the very touristy atmosphere. Simply Stunning That said, the place is simply stunning. Nothing can prepare you … Continue reading The Giant’s Causeway, Northern Ireland