Ride It Out
4 May 2022
“Hold on Marge, it’s going to get rough!” Although, in fairness, these gulls are scarcely intimidated. I love the colour of the Cornish Sea – and on a sunny day you might as well be on a tropical island somewhere. In this visual – the reason I captured it – I liked the many levels. Solid ground peaking out in the extreme foreground… dust in the water, different tranches of ocean, the crest of a big wave and some unsettled water – and then – on top – as calm as can be – the old birds having their gossip without giving the undercurrents a second thought. May I enjoy such calm confidence when conditions beneath me shift.

Peter van der Walt is a fiction author, although you may find some non-fiction and the odd essay out there. Fans can find his newsletter, posts, updates and developments at petervanderwalt.com. Currently, he is hard at work on his next story. When not writing, he has far too many interests to reasonably keep up with. He lives with his partner in Devon, England.