It’s a rarity as “The Marine Detective”, that I share my photos of land.
But . . . I can’t find the words to express how moved I am by the song “Dry Land” by Joan Armatrading (from 1975).
Overcome by the beauty, depth and poignancy, I’ve attempted to use my above-the-surface photos to express this.
Lyrics include: “Been a long time at sea – and the season of loving – has long awaited me. Tides and waves have kept me – kept me going. I’m longing for the calm . . . .”
Hope you’re overcome too.
All my photos in the slideshow are from coastal British Columbia (NE Vancouver Island, Central Coast and Haida Gwaii).
Lyrics (by Pam Nestor):
Let me sail to the depths of your soul
Let me anchor as near as I can to your shore
I’m coming into dry land
Been a long time at sea
And the season of loving
Has long awaited me
Tides and waves have kept me
Kept me going
I’m longing for the calm
I’m heading for the pastures
I can see on your dry land
Let the sea that once did take me
Bring me back safe to your door
For I long to touch the dry land of your shore
Clear back to land I’m rowing
Clear the deck let me touch your soul
Maybe I’ll bring you back a gift of love
I’ll promise you so much more.
Song can be found at this link on iTunes.