WPC: Fray

verb: fray; 3rd person present: frays; past tense: frayed; past participle: frayed; gerund or present participle: fraying.
  1. (of a fabric, rope, or cord) unravel or become worn at the edge, typically through constant rubbing.
    “cheap fabric soon frays”
    synonyms: unravel, wear, wear thin, wear out, wear away, wear through, become worn, become threadbare, become tattered, become ragged, go into holes, go through

I love the coast. I love what you can find at the coast. From typical bucket and spade beaches to wild unpopulated coastlines. And the variety of photographs that can be taken. Although I am a terrible sailor (just looking at waves can make me sea-sick) I like to wander near fishing harbours for scenes to snap, boats and ropes, lobster pots, chains and winches. I also like to look for flotsam and jetsam, driftwood and frayed rope.


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I have lived in the UK for most of my life, but when young I definitely had wanderlust and even ended up living in South Africa for several years which was a wonderful experience. I now look forward to a long and leisurely retirement doing what I like most - gardening, photography, walking and travelling.

51 thoughts on “WPC: Fray”

  1. Wonderful photos for the fray challenge Jude. I had in mind some lobster posts from West Bay (still to post, as always) so hope you don’t think I’m copying if I do! Not decided yet. They won’t be as good as these though!! I’m with you as love to snap shots of anything to do with the coast, the beach, old boats, ropes, anything like that. Sorry you don’t like being on the water though…the only time I felt seasick was when hubby and I went on a cruise, our one and only, for our honeymoon, but that’s another story 😉

    1. I was going to post just lobster pots when I thought of my rope shots. I’ve always wanted to post them and this fitted in nicely. Images from West Bay sound perfect. Been thinking of Bridport as a place to move to. What do you think?

      My worst boat trip was a catamaran from Malta to Sicily when it rolled from side to side. I wasn’t sick, but oh boy did I have to concentrate hard!

    1. Thanks Janaline, fraying ropes just seemed to naturally pop into my mind. Some nice harbour scenes in your neck of the woods – I’m thinking Hout Bay, Kalk Bay, Rooi Els and along the coast to Hermanus. Hope you get some time from work to go capture some more Cape beauty for us.

    1. Thanks Kathryn! It is so difficult to keep up sometimes, and I find that often new posts don’t always pop up in my Reader.

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