Despite the fact that it’s early April, the springtime warmth and sun have come to our hometown just recently. Yes, it was a long winter. But for us, it has passed quickly, as we tried to spend as much time as possible in the places that just meant to be snowy. A sea, for example. Have you ever been at the sea in winter? Cold wind, abandoned shore and cafes change the mood dramatically. It cannot be either good or bad. It's just different. But believe me – it's worth having a try. And inspiring you for a trip, we decided to write down 5 reasons why you can fall in love with the out of the season sea.
Other colors and sounds.
Thinking of the sea one immediately imagines the azure water and crimson sunset. But as the season ends the bright colors also bid farewell to the coast, and the shades of grey come to their reign. The sounds also change. Soft summer surfing noise gives way to a mighty roar of high waves empowered by the winter wind. Even the cry of seagulls – just a note in the summer coast melody – grows into the main theme of this melancholic winter composition.
Calmness and appeasement.
When the last visitors leave, the life in the coastal towns freeze and even your presence isn’t able to wake up those places. It means you will be “the owner” of the local beaches, the only visitor of the local drowsy cafe and, possibly, even of your hotel. So, in this silence no one will disturb you from your contemplation.
This atmosphere inspires many artists, which is not surprising. When there is nothing to be distracted by, one can focus on his inner world – a place where new ideas and new powers come from.
Warmth and cosiness.
Of course, it is hardly warm by the sea out of the season, but it starts to work just the opposite way: you will appreciate it. After a two-hour walk along the cold beach there is nothing more valuable than a thought of a warm home and a cup of hot tea near the fireplace.
Snow falling in the sea.
And the last but, definitely, not least, as this reason works the magic in its purest. Against the background of the winter sky the snow looks blindingly white as if the thousands of fireflies came down from heaven to make the grey landscape shine. And only the sea remains unchanged because the fireflies unlucky enough to fall down over its surface melt not even having a touch.
These are a few reasons why we love the winter coast and, hopefully, they will inspire you to make the same journey, if you haven’t already been to the out of the season sea. Well, if you have – tell us in the comments below what you loved the most about the cold sea!
All photos are captured with Olympus OMD EM5 Mark II.
Lenses: M.Zuiko Digital ED 12-40mm f/2.8 Pro | M.Zuiko Digital ED 40-150mm f/2.8 Pro | M.Zuiko Digital ED 25mm f/1.8