Okay, first things first. That’s not my photo, obviously. That photo is The Wave, Douglas, Isle of Man by Simon Park from the Landscape Photographer of the Year competition in 2012.
I love that photo. I think it’s sexy as hell.
As a kid, I was super privileged. I’ve been to a lot of nice places. Barbados. Mauritius. The Maldives. I’ve swum on the Great Barrier Reef.
But beautiful, azure, calm sea, the kind that’s warm and laps quietly at the shore?
That kind of sea is nice – it’s almost certainly my favourite kind to swim in – but it’s not sexy.
I wouldn’t describe the sea as a kink of mine (although a certain type of seaside certainly is), and yet it taps into parts of my brain that kink also taps into.
What do I mean by that? I guess rough sea, choppy sea, sea with decent…
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