Flashback Friday #34

Another post back from 2014 as part of the weekly WPC allowed me to share some of my rope photos. I’m sad to say that I have been neglecting the sea and harbours this year. Time to rectify that. 

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.


This post is a contribution to Fandango’s Flashback Friday. Have you got a post you wrote in the past on this particular day? The world might be glad to see it – either for the first time – or again if they’re long-time loyal readers.

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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.

12 thoughts on “Flashback Friday #34”

  1. Words also fray over time. The etymologist notes that fray traces back to the Latin verb fricare, meaning ‘to rub,’ which has also given us the noun friction.

  2. I am a lot like you. I love to go to the coast, but have no desire to float on the sea in small boats or big ships. I love your selection of coastal colours and textures here, Jude.
    Best wishes, Pete. x

  3. Indeed, such tactile textures and vivid colours – these images show so clearly that there are complex stories behind what we see – so much hard work and dedication of those who work in the places that those of us may glance at and simply enjoy the beauty and view!

  4. I echo your views on the coast. I love to explore the beaches and the cliffs and the harbours. Like you, boat travel? Not so much. Great photos!

  5. Lovely photos, Jude. I’m looking forward to my next visit to our daughter’s and son-in-law’s in California as they’re just a few blocks from the beach, although generally prefer to explore rocky coasts. 🙂


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