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Shimmering seas and fairy boats


The sea seemed to shimmer today. Waves like liquid silk rolled gently in to shore. The seaweed floated languidly on the incoming tide, sheltering the otter. The Isle of Man hunched low in the distance, mountains outlined against pale sky.  Silver light danced across the bay. I placed an upturned shell on the water, with a tiny pebble for ballast. Watched it carried away on the breeze to the land of Tir-na-Nog. A boat for the fairy folk, in the land beyond the sea.

shimmering seas

NB Tir-na-Nog is the place beyond the sea where the tylwyth teg, the fairy folk dwell, in Celtic mythology – Welsh, Irish and Scottish folk-stories refer to this place. If you’ve ever stood and looked out to sea on a sunny day, and seen the island covered with cloud floating there, the one that doesn’t exist – you’ve seen the land of the Tir-na-Nog, the land beyond the sea.


Author: iggandfriends

Taking time out to ponder life and everything else. This is the space where I press the pause button on my busy life to reconnect with God, to re-energize, and focus on my creativity. Time out to blow bubbles, walk on the beach, write some stuff, do some needlework, and generally enjoy life once again. You can view my main blog at www.iggandfriends.wordpress.com. I also have another blog at www,faithinthehome.wordpress.com, and a arty/crafty one at http://52weeksofcreations.wordpress.com/. I hope you enjoy visiting :)

6 thoughts on “Shimmering seas and fairy boats

  1. There is such peace in beauty on a calm day; rough seas speak of power and might! Sue

  2. Thank you for the information on the Land Beyond the Sea; it might be nice to visit some day!
    Your friend, Jean whose feet are cold from ice bound footpaths.

  3. Such a striking image – the light!!

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