Still waters

Still waters run deep

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Happy New Year!
Did you sing “Auld Lang Syne” to remember the departed? We sang it on the shores of the river Glaven, because water is the realm where all the souls of the departed end up. They are travelling to the water fairy, to this place of secrets, change and rapture. These are the unknown depths of water.

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Siri and Selma love dipping their tiny fairy fingers in their beloved river Glaven which flows not far from our home into the sea. When you put your fingers in a flowing stream, you touch the last that has gone before and the first of what is still to come. Well, Leonardo da Vinci thought so. We suppose that by touching flowing waters you are making a connection with the life force that gives power by flushing away all your fears. We recommend this for a fearless and adventurous 2017!  🙂

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Siri and Selma gazing at the river Glaven. Knowing that you can see your reflection in still water only, the quietly hum The Incredible String Band:

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Selma is convinced that when we calm our minds like still water we can experience “funny beings” gathering around us or is it all us? Find out yourself!

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One of our favourite Greek goddesses is Amphitrite. Her job is to calm the waters. We wonder if she practised this art when the beautiful Aphrodite was born. The Inuit in the polar regions practise this art as well but with knots in a handkerchief. Selma tried it with quite some success as you see in Dina’s pictures here from our New Years Eves walk in the Cley and Blakeney marshes.

With lots of love and finest fairy dust
The Fab Four of Cley

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© Text and illustrations, Hanne Siebers and Klausbernd Vollmar,  Cley next the Sea, 2016

 

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    • Dear Trini,
      thank you very much 🙂
      Do you know Amy Sackville West’s “Orkney”, a novel we like very much, in which the subject of selkies plays an important role. She maybe read the famous seller “Women Who Run With the Wolfes” by Clarissa Pinkola Estes. It was this book which introduced us to the selkies. And you wouldn’t believe it, we will travel to the Orkneys in May this year and looking very much forward to meet and greet the selkies.
      All the best to you
      The Fab Four of Cley

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    • Yes!! I have read Women Who run with wolves” and loooooved it!!!! 🙂 🙂 I have not read the other novel, but I have read many of Juliet Marillier’s books, and she writes about selkies 🙂 I have written a selkie story myself, sent to publishing recently 🙂 I have never been to Orkney island, but I would just loooove to go, so I will keep an eye both for the book and your posts about the Orkneys! 🙂

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    • Hei Trini,
      I absolutely loved reading Amy Sackville’s “Orkney”, but I think I have read “Women Who Run With the Wolfes” five times or more. ❤ ❤ ❤ And each and every time, I wrote sooo many comments, this book looks like a book in a book. And a bit battered …
      Now I'll explore Juliet Marillier’s book, thank you! And the best of luck for your selkie story, we all keep our fingers and wings crossed. 🌟💫⭐️🌟✨
      Do you have any selkie stories of your blog as well?
      Godt nytt år til deg og dine! 😍

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    • I don’t have any selkie story on my blog yet, but I will let you know when there is! 🙂 And I will find out exactly what the name of the Juliet Marillier book with selkies in it is 🙂 But all her books are good! Godt Nytt aar til dere ogsaa! 🙂 ❤

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    • Dear Trini,
      please, could you send us title and publisher when you book is published.
      With which publishers are you?
      I worked with Random House, Gill and McMillan and Element Books in the English speaking countries, but I was not amused about them as publishers. Publishers in the European countries and Asia did care much, much more (and sold much more).
      Good luck with your book
      Klausbernd 🙂

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    • It is not a book, it is just a short story, but I will let you know if it gets published 🙂 I have still not yet written a whole book! But I will some day 🙂 Up till now it has all been short stories, I have written quite a lot for the Norwegian magazine called Norsk Barneblad, but it is in nynorsk 🙂 I used to write for the Norwegian Visjon, Ildsjelen and Kvinnekraft, but it is a while back. In US I have written for Earth Angels. 🙂

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    • I bet it is! But you know, JK Rowlings got loads of rejections before Harry Potter was accepted.

      Rejection, like shit, happens. Rejection, like shit, washes off.
      💪🏻💪🏻💪🏻

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    • I see that it gets harder and harder getting published for writers who haven’t been published before or who aren’t celebrities. I am very happy that I published my first books in the early 80th when it was easier. And when you are published with 3 to 5 books (at a big publishing company) then starts a new stress: your new books are espected to sell more than those before and that you need to sell many foreign rights (through your agents). But nevertheless I loved my life as an author although in the end I hated this month long lecture tours and book signings. Now I am writing for fun what’s quite a relieve.
      Good luck, I keep my fingers crossed
      Klausbernd 🙂

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    • Thank you so much! 😊😊. What are the names of your books? I think a lot of authors opt for self publishing nowadays, to avoid all that stress, and I think because of ebooks, today it works! 😊

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    • Thank you! We are very much looking foreward reading your stories.
      Dina reads and writes Bokmål but she understand Nynorsk as well. Actually I am able to read Bokmål too, but I have never ever read a Nynorsk-text.
      Lots of love
      Klausbernd

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    • Good morning, dear Trini,
      you will find all my books on my website http://www.kbvollmar.de. Here they are with all the translations:
      http://www.kbvollmar.de/publikationen/index.html.
      Besides those books I wrote a scientific book about the lyrics of Bert Brecht, and several long articles about structural liguistics and nordic literature. And I published a long article about female piracy on my website, but in German only.
      Anyway enough of narcissism 😉 Have a happy day
      Klausbernd 🙂

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    • Hi Trini,
      we just came back from a long walk on the beach and Siri and Selma found so many starfish and one with 12 arms.
      I like Amy Sackville’s style. I read “The Still Point” as well, actually I read this novel first because I collect books about the Polar Regions and about those heroes of the ice. This book is as well written as “Orkney”. She writes such a subtle style, quite the opposite to the zeitgeist in writing where everything is action and suspense. We find this suspense literature like Dan Brown’s, Ken Follett’s or Clive Cussler’s novels f.e. quite boring. But I am reading together with Siri right now “Stone Bruises” by Simon Beckett. It’s excellent done how Beckett keeps up a tension without much action. I prefer books without much action, it seems to me that action kills style quite often.
      But back to Amy Sackville: Her style can be characterised as still water which runs deep. Or what do you think?
      We are wishing you a hyggelig afternoon
      The Fab Four of Cley

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    • Yes, I loved the writing style too, I wanted to hear more about the island and less about their romantic relationship, but I loved the style of writing. I do like thrilling books too, but mostly the ones for young adults written in the fantasy genre, like Jeff Wheeler’s books. I do have a recommendation for you too, a book written a little bit in the same style, it is called Island Summers and is written by Tilly Culme-Seymour . It is a non-fiction book about a grandmother, mother and daughter and their Norwegian island on the South Coast of Norway. I also spent my summers on the south coast of Norway, so this was an amazing read for me! I think you (and your family!) might like it. 😊

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    • Oh, and thank you for that word zeitgeist! I have been looking for it for ages! In Norwegian it is tidsånd, and I couldn’t find an international equivalent word. Ha en super hyggelig kveld du også! 😊😊😊

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    • Dear Trini
      Zeitgeist – tidsånd – was introduced by the idealistic philosophy of G.W.F. Hegel. For him “Zeitgeist” is the power behind history, which moves dialectically from thesis via antithesis to synthesis (which is the new thesis).
      Ha de
      🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂
      Klausbernd

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  1. My dear fab friends,
    you had glorious weather you had on your last walk of the year. It was not quite so nice in Stockholm, but we had a great party. Dina’s photos show us the pure magic of Cley. x And no, we didn’t sing Auld lang syne, it’s not a tradition in Sweden. However, some years ago we had friends over from London and we liestened to Big Ben on the radio and sang and sang. We loved.
    Hope the new year has started well for you. Absolutely fearless! I’m off to Helsinki next week.
    Kram,
    Annalisa

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  2. Oh my, stunning impressions!! Yes, we sang Auld lang syne! 🙂 I love your stories. The next time I see still water I’ll kindly think about your words and send you love as I wash away my fears.🌟⭐️💫💫✨🌟
    Best wishes,
    Sarah Xx

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    • Dear Vicki,
      indeed, our December-weather was glorious, sunshine nearly every day, only a light breeze some days. So we were outside from morning to evening walking and taking pictures.
      Sending you all the best and finest fairy dust to down under
      love xxxx
      The Fab Four of Cley

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    • Hehehe … we survived alright too … Do you know the Norwegian word “fylleangst”? “Drunk anxiety” is the unsettling feeling one has the day after drinking when you can’t remember what you did, how you acted or god forbid, who may have seen you. This is not to be confused with a hangover (there is already a word for that). It literally describes the worried sensation after a night of boozing, for example, wondering what happened at the office party and who may have witnessed the scene. It is typically accompanied by unsettling paranoia, and eyes staying glued to the floor while passing people in the hallway. Like the Eskimos have over 300 variations to describe the word snow, in Norway, you have a description of a feeling stemming from the fairly common occurrence of drinking far too much. Cheers!
      I’m going to have a white week now. 😉
      Per Magnus x

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    • We thought it’s a word for being afraid, not being able to drink enough 😉
      Well, we are not so much used to serious drinking. We have no training.
      Lots of love
      The Fab Four of Cley
      P.S.
      Siri and Selma are not allow to drink alkohol besides a SMALL sip of champagne at New Years eve.

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  3. What a magical post from you all again! ❤ ❤ Awesome photos. I want to see Norfolk again this year. Will you have any vacancies for 2 persons in your Annexe in July or August? I'll email you later this week when I have all the dates possible.
    Fireworks are the main feature of the Norwegian New Years’s celebrations. No singing, what a shame! 🙂 Often a public display takes place in the early evening so that the youngest children can also enjoy the spectacle. Warm cocoa helps to keep the crowds warm and no child is without a sparkler. Plenty of alcohol +++ for the not so young ones …
    Love, kisses and hugs from
    Hjerter ❤

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    • Dear Hjerter
      good luck that you asked that early for renting our Annexe – which has a website as well cleyannexeblog.wordpress.com. Yes, it’s possible in July or the beginning of August and we are looking very much forward to your visit! 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂
      Here we had not so much fireworks because the enviromentalists recommended not to use fireworks because it destracts the wildlife so much. But lots of drink we had as well.
      All the best and we are really looking forward to your visit
      The Fab Four of Cley

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  4. Lieber Klausbernd, stille Wasser wohin man zum Jahreswechsel schaut und viel Sonne und viel Klares! Du, liebe Hanne, hast das ganz zauberhaft festgehalten und Klausbernd hat es, zusammen mit den Feen, wieder einmal wunderbar verstanden uns die Tiefe des Wassers vor Augen zu führen, wer auch immer noch darin wohnt. Ja, das möge jede und jeder selbst herausfinden und ob es innerhalb oder ausserhalb des Selbsts zu finden ist, auch.
    Ich wünsche euch von Herzen ein friedliches und angstfreies 2017
    here we go
    herzlichst
    Ulli
    Gibt es jetzt nur noch eine englische Fassung oder ist das nur so zum Jahresbeginn? Ich freue mich über die Übersetzungen, macht es einfacher …

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    • Guten Tag, liebe Ulli,
      diese einsprachig englische Post ist ein Test, den Dina sich erbeten hat. Wie wir das weitermachen, wissen wir noch nicht, denn Masterchen und Sirifee sind für zweisprachig und Dina und Selmafee für nur Englisch. Ihre Idee: Mit nur Englisch werden wir eher reblogged und hat man einzig eine Chance von WordPress vorgestellt zu werden. Wir werden `mal sehen, wie viele Besuche und Kommentare dieser einsprachige Blog im Vergleich zu unseren anderen Blogs haben wird.
      Ja, diese Wasserwesen, stets werden sie als betörend, eben höchstgradig verführerisch angesehen, weswegen sie fast immer von Männern gespottet werden. So muss Masterchen mal seine Augen aufhalten und uns zeigen, wo sich die beliebtesten Wohnplätze unserer Freunde befinden.
      Alles, alles Gute, Gesundheit und Glück wünschen dir
      The Fab Four of Cley

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    • Verstehe, danke für die Aufklärung. Sollte es so sein, dass ihr euch nur für englisch entscheidet muss ich eben mit Lexikon arbeiten. Schade fände ich es trotzdem.
      Liebe Grüsse an euch Vier
      Ulli

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    • Ganz, ganz lieben Dank, liebe Ulli! 🙂 ❤
      Es war mein Wunsch, ein Artikel probeweise im "nur" Englisch zu veröffentlichen, weil "alle" Englisch können und möglicherweise zwei Sprachen in zwei Farben letzendlich unruhig rüberkommen. Ich habe das Layout betrachtet und es aus dieser Warte beurteilt. Es gibt dann immer sehr viel mehr Text, es wirkt textlastiger und ist als zweisprachiger Blog schwerer einzuordnen. Dein Kommentar gibt mir sofort eine Korrektur, vielen Dank dafür! Gerade Dich habe ich als Beispiel für eine Bloggerin mit ausgezeichneten Englischkenntnisse genannt … Die Fotografin in mir hat sich diesmal durchgesetzt, jedoch werden wir nicht so fortfahren. Klausbernd schreibt viel poetischer im Deutsch und der Blog wäre viel ärmer ohne den eleganten Text in seiner Muttersprache.
      Alles, alles Gute für dich und H im neuen Jahr! ❤

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    • Liebe Hanne, ohne Lexikon geht bei mir nix, da ich zwar gut quasseln kann, aber mir fehlen im schriftlichen immer wieder sehr viel Vokabeln. Als ich mal eine Zeitlang meinen Blog zweisprachig führte habe ich zwar viel gelernt, aber es war auch sehr zeitaufwendig und ich liess es wieder.
      Was du zur Sprache schreibst, gilt vielleicht für alle, dass sie in ihrer Muttersprache poetischer und witziger sind? Ein Freund von mir, der lange Zeit mit seiner norwegischen Liebsten in Oslo lebte, sagte einmal in dieser Zeit zu mir, dass man dann eine Sprache kann, wenn man mit ihr witzeln kann … soweit bin ich leider in noch keiner Fremdsprache gekommen.
      Vielleicht könnt ihr ja statt zwei Farben und in kurzen Abschnitten zweisprachig seid, zwei Blöcke machen?! Wäre ruhiger. Wobei ich euren Blog noch nie als unruhig empfunden habe, zumal ja deine Augenweidenbilder immer wieder zum Innehalten einladen.
      In diesem Sinne, herzliche Grüsse
      Ulli

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    • Liebe Ulli,
      jetzt überrascht du mich wieder. Du hast damals so blitzschnell und professionell Gamuppels Sternenreise übersetzt, ich war ganz sicher du bist richtig zu hause im Englischen:
      https://toffeefee.wordpress.com/2013/03/27/gamuppels-sternenreise-von-ulrike-gau-2/

      Meine Muttersprache taugt nicht mehr, leider. Nach 35 Jahren im Ausland bin ich zwar nicht sprachlos, aber ich lebe überwiegend in England und benutzte hier 1) Deutsch 2) Englisch und 3) Norwegisch. Viele Wörter sind ähnlich, jedoch nicht identisch und auch meine ureigene norwegische Grammatik hat einen Hauch von Deutsch.:-) Somit bin ich sehr froh, dass Klausbernd und Siri und Selma sich um die Sprache kümmern und ich kann mich auf die Fotografie und Ideen konzentrieren.

      Die Idee mit den zwei Blöcken hatte ich auch. Das geht sofern gut, wenn man die Fotos eine eigene Geschichte erzählen lässt. Schauen wir mal, im nächsten Blog ist Klausbernd für den Text zuständig. 😉

      Vielen Dank für deine Zeit und den anregenden Kommentar!
      Liebe Grüße,
      Hanne

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    • Guten Abend, liebe Ulli,
      na das Schwätzen ist doch die beste Grundlage für das englisch Sprechen. Einfach loslegen, frisch, fröhlich, frei. Da Englisch eine germanische Sprache ist, sind mehr Worte ähnlich, als man meint. Und überhaupt zur Not tut es auch das deutsche Wort. Es wird erstaunlich oft verstanden.
      Also don’t worry 😉 be happy 😊
      Mit lieben Grüßen vom gerade stürmischen Cley
      🌬🌊💨🇬🇧
      The Fab Four of Cley
      💃👭🚶

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    • Die EngländerInnen bescheinigen mir immer wieder, polite as they are, ein ganz wunderbares Englisch- I do not worry, da gibts anderes, aber auch das lasse ich gerade aussen vor!
      thanks a lot for this brilliant coversation und das Ganze jetzt gänzlich aus dem Kopf und ohne Hilfe …

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    • Guten Morgen, liebe Ulli,
      ich finde, das Problem mit einer Fremdsprache liegt darin, dass man sie ständig sprechen muss, um flüssig, originell und witzig sein zu können. Im Englischen kommt noch hinzu, dass Gebildete ständig in Anlehnungen an Zitaten reden. Ich hab’s einfach aufgegeben, ein perfektes Englisch zu sprechen. Bei mir hapert es jedoch am meisten mit der Aussprache. Dina und ich sprechen zu Hause Deutsch mit ein paar norwegischen Einlagen.
      Wie das nun weitergeht mit der Zweisprachigkeit unseres Blogs, wissen wir noch nicht. Zur Zeit neigt sich die Tendenz zur Zweisprachigkeit hin.
      Einen wunderschönen Tag wünscht dir
      Kausbernd
      und der Rest der Gang 😉

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  5. Klausbernd,
    Thank you for bring to me, not only the calm, pensive waters of your home, but the reflective moods associated with them. I especially like the belief of the flowing waters carrying the souls. I always find such peace here at your home.
    Thank you to the Fab Four of Cley for being such wonderful friends!
    GP Cox

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    • Dear Veena,
      thanks for your kind words 🙂
      Water is for us the most calming element although it can be more than wild. We live at the North Norfolk coast with the big Atlantic Ocean on one side and creeks and rivers flowing into the sea. Very watery with marshes all around. We love this landscape and it’s really “Old England” at its best with idyllic villages and Georgian market towns.
      With lots of love to India
      The Fab Four of Cley

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    • Hi,
      You have described the land you inhabit so well that it is to visualise its beauty.Thank you for acquainting with it.our natural surroundings draw the best in us and help to make our lives meaningful . I live in northern India in Shimla the old summer capital of British India .The town now bears the brunt of modernisation but is still very beautiful . The sight of snowcapped mountain ranges ,the majestic pines and a moderate pace of life all appeal to the soul. Thank you once again for your beautiful blog which brings pleasure to the spirit and the soul .

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  6. As anticipated, a wonderful start to the new year. Wise words, calming images, and the prospect of more delights to come from Cley, in 2017.
    (And you had much better weather than we did here, just a few miles south!)
    Love from Beetley. Pete and Ollie. X

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    • Dear Pete,
      we drove with our beloved Dina to Holt the other day and just leaving the coast, two miles from our house the sunshine turned into a grey sky. We Bookfayries soon flew home.
      Lots of lovely fairy dust
      Siri 🙂 and 🙂 Selma

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    • Good afternoon, dear Pete,
      thanks for liking our post 🙂
      We were lucky having brilliant weather for weeks now. This inspired Dina to take many pictures – and, of course, Selma helped her quite a bit.
      We are sending you lots of love and sunshine 🙂
      The Fab Four of Cley xxxx

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  7. Rivers have always been a love of mine since my father dipped me into the River Soar at Barrow upon Soar near the tiny hamlet of Walton on the Wolds in Leicestershire. I love their dank smell and moodiness. Herman Hesse manages to capture the magical essence of the river in Siddhartha when Siddhartha decides to stay by the river with Vasudeva, the ferryman. For me it summed up life for the writer; watching life go by as an observer rather than getting lost in its flow.

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    • Good afternoon, dear Bryan 🙂
      thank you very much for mentioning Hermann Hesse’s “Siddharta”. You are absolutely right, these scenes by the river give a great reverence to the water and these wise words about the flowing water …
      Do you know that Hesse wrote this short novel after his first therapy sessions with C.G. Jung? We suppose there is a great deal of Jungian influence in “Siddharta” as well.
      We wish you all the best, lots of love
      The Fab Four of Cley

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    • “Gentleness is stronger than severity, water is stronger than rock, love is stronger than force.”

      Hi Bryan, as you can see, I like Siddharta as well. 🙂
      Yesterday I finished Karl Ove Knausgård’s “The America of the Soul”, an absolutely amazing book. I loved it and can highly recommend it. Have you read any of his works?
      All the best for 2017 to you and your loved ones!

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    • Dear Bryan
      do you know Bert Brecht? He wrote

      “… dass das weiche Wasser in Bewegung
      Mit der Zeit den harten Stein besiegt
      Du verstehst, das Harte unterliegt”
      (… he learnt how quite soft water, by attrition over the years will grind strong rocks away. In other words, that hardness must lose the day. Transl. by John Willett)

      All the best
      Klausbernd
      By the way, Brecht wrote beautiful poems but as he played with words quite cleverly one looses a lot in the translation, especially the perfect rhythm.

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    • Guten Tag, lieber Konrad,
      we bereits Siri und Selma schrieben, komm vorbei. Das Wetter ist ja göttlich – puh, so viel Sonne seit wir von Deutschland zurück sind 🙂 Deswegen waren wir auch jeden Tag lange spazieren und Dina nahm viele Fotos auf. Teilweise führten wir sie für diese Fotos in abgelegene Gebiete der Blakeney Marschen zwischen Cley und Blakeney. Ansonsten machen wir es uns urgemütlich und sind noch gar nicht in irgendeinen Arbeitsmodus – brauchen wir glücklicherweise nicht 🙂
      Dir und Astrid ganz, ganz liebe Grüße, macht’s gut
      The Fab Four of Cley

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    • THANK YOU!
      It’s not really cold here, it’s above freezing and nearly no wind. So it feels more like spring for us. Well, we are used to beautiful clear winter weather in Scandinavia with temperatures under minus 10 at least. But the North Norfolk coast avoids the winter, it doesn’t seem to like it. Now we have plus 5 and sunshine now for weeks. Ideal for a walk and, of course, for taking pictures.
      Thank you very much 🙂
      With love from
      The Fab Four of Cley

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  8. Oh my this is so beautiful and whimsical! Thank you for sharing and thank you for your interest in my blog. I certainly look forward to following yours. May I share this post on Sunday? I do an installment every week called “Sunday Share.”

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    • The same to you and Jackie. Pick any day you want Laurence, we’re looking forward to seeing the two of you! Bring some sunshine! 🙂

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    • P.S.
      Weatherwise we are better equipped now, we have the right clothing for rain in the marshes. 🙂 We’ll not be here on the 10th though.

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    • Good afternoon, dear Laurence,
      I always liked the ISB very much and especially “The Hangman’s Beautiful Daughter”. Once I drove from Germany to Scotland having only one cassette in the car and this was the one by the ISB. Arriving in Scotland I could sing all their songs by heard.
      You are very welcome to visit us again. We will think about a nice walk.
      With love from the sunny coast
      Klausbernd 🙂

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    • Dear Fiona
      we love your snow pictures! We miss the snow very much. Siri and Selma wanted immediately to fly over to you. That’s a pitty here those warm winters without snow and ice.
      With lots of love to lovely Sweden
      The Fab Four of Cley

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  9. Best wishes for the new year.
    Here (New York) we’ve had some “warm spells” to melt the snow, and the streams and waterfalls are flowing again, after a dry summer. Sometimes when I see a bottle floating downstream, or fishing bobber that’s come loose, I consider the odds that years from now, they might survive to enter Lake Ontario, then the St. Lawrence, and into the Atlantic. So I hope Siri & Selma will keep watch for them!

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    • Dear Robert,
      you are right, Siri and Selma are always collecting the messages in the bottles and fishing bobber which got washed ashore. Then they are sitting in their red tent telling each other stories of those bottles and bobbers. Actually now they are out in their red tent because it got warm here as well, at least above freezing. I am sure they are telling their yarn right now.
      Have a happy and healthy new year
      The Fab Four of Cley

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  11. Sehr schön! Become like water…gestern ersann ich eine total tolle neue Choreografie zur “Schönen Blauen Donau”: Die “Großen Alten” kommen auf die Bühne in Reihen, sie stellen den Fluss dar, die “Kleine Jungen (eher Mädchen)”, tanzen zwischen den Reihen , es gibt mal ein Anlehnen, mal ein Umtanzen, mal etwas Anheben, ein Hin-und Herwiegen…es ist alles sehr einfach, keine artistischen Balletteinlagen, nur dieses Spiel zwischen Jung und Alt, am Ende in Kreisen, man kann das ziemlich deutlich in der Musik hören…das wird einfach großartig, dauert aber noch mindestens 2 Jahre, bis es aufgeführt wird.
    Denn jetzt werden wir erst mal unser Netz weben auf der Bühne, eine Matrix, wir sind Viele, deshalb klappt das. Es muss stabil sein und wenn es fertig gewebt ist, werden Einige auftauchen, sie werden auf dem Gitter hin-und hergerollt, wieder abtauchen, an anderer Stelle auftauchen, vielleicht können wir sie auch ein wenig nach oben werfen…dazu natürlich spezielle Lichteffekte, Schwarzlicht, was das Theater hergibt!
    Ich muss Selma übrigens Recht geben, da sind schon merkwürdige Dinge…es wird leichter, wenn man erst mal ganz offiziell für “sehr komisch” erklärt wurde.
    Habe ich euch schon von meinem Vater erzählt, der war Autoschlosser. Es kamen immer Kunden, die komische Geräusche in ihrem Wagen hörten. Mein Vater rollte innerlich die Augen, er wollte nicht geschäftsschädigend wirken. Runde um Runde fuhr er mit den Kunden – und – er hörte – nichts.
    Er war bei diesen Kunden sehr beliebt, er hörte sich ihre Geschichten an…

    Ein bezaubernder Anfang ist euch mit diesem Blogbeitrag gelungen, wie wollt ihr das steigern?! Wollt ihr gar nicht, alles im Flow lassen, sehr schön!
    Eine herzliche Umarmreichung von Pia

    Josi ist krank, liegt im Bett mit Bauch, Kopf und Hals, drückt die Flügelchen, am Samstag muss sie wieder fit sein, da gibt´s Schwanensee im Rosengarten…
    (Einmal im Leben würde ich es schon empfehlen…)

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    • Liebe Pia
      GUTE BESSERUNG für Josi, Siri und Selma senden heilenden Feenhauch … hui, da kommt er.
      Ach, weißt du, vielleicht muss man sich nicht ständig steigern, das bringt doch nur Stress und Bluthochdruck -und beim Bloggen bringt der Erfolg eh gar nichts, zumindest nicht materiell betrachtet.
      Übrigens noch einmal gaaaaanz herzlichen Dank für das T-Shirt, das ideale, kuschelige Nachthemd. I love it!
      “An der schönen blauen Donau” – oh dear, ich kann die Musik von Johann Strauss II gar nicht leiden. Das ist nun ganz und gar nicht mein Fall. Aber da wir gerade bei Flüssen sind: Wir sahen vor einem Monat die Ausstellung “Der Rhein” in der Bonner Bundeskunsthalle, die ich sehr empfehlen kann.
      Ganz liebe Grüße von mir und dem Rest der Gang
      The Fab Four of Cley

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    • Leider kann ich im Netz nicht finden, wie Marcia Haydee zu “Wiener Blut” tanzt, sie waren erschöpft in zerrissenen Fetzen, jeder versuchte sich am anderen anzulehnen, von Tanz war nicht viel zu sehen, wieder ein Stück, bei dem mir die Tränen in Sturzbächen flossen…
      Das wird hoffentlich verstanden, wenn wir in sehr ritualisierten Posen, einstudierte “Emotionen” tanzen, hoffe, dass es so grotesk auf diesen Walzer wirkt, wie ich es mir vorstelle..
      Naja, bis dahin fließt noch viel Wasser den Rhein hinunter….
      Josi ist schon wieder frech: Mama, am besten gibst du mir eine Klingel…Hallo?!

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  12. I’m reminded of a favorite quote about water by Hal Boyle ~ What makes a river so restful is that it doesn’t have any doubt – it is sure to get where it is going, and it doesn’t want to go anywhere else.

    Wonderful thoughts for the beginning of the new year, and wonderful photography to accompany it. Thank you for sharing, and best wishes for a year filled with endless dreams and inspiration!

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    • Dear Dave,
      we really like your quote by Hal Boyle, thank you!
      And thanks for your kind words and wishes.
      We wish you all the best, everything you are wishing for yourself and what is good for you
      The Fab Four of Cley

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  13. A marvelous post and excellent discussion. Thank you. Isn’t it interesting how mythology has guided the human experience over the many centuries. We are influenced by what is unknown. I am glad that we are stepping over the threshold to 2017 into “uncharted waters” together. Happy New Year, my dear friends, the Fab Four of Cley.

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    • Good afternoon, der Clanmother,
      our dear master taught us that symbolismus is the grammar of perceiving – our world and ourselves. If we remember it right, he told us that C.G. Jung thought that the archetypes are an inborn structure to organise our understanding of the world. Well, something like this, quite complicated for our little Bookfayrie brains.
      To our dear friend the finest fairy dust from
      Siri 🙂 and 🙂 Selma

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    • Good afternoon, dear Clanmother Rebecca,
      well, I am amazed how well Siri and Selma explained the archetypes, clever girls!
      Let’s step together into the unknown and hope for the best – and it will come. We are sure, even if it doesn’t look it right now.
      With lots of love to our dear Canadian friend
      Hugs xxxx
      Klausbernd and the rest of The Fab Four

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    • Hello hello, dear Clanmother
      we are soooooo happy about your kind commentary 🙂 And we are very proud of it. Hopefully we’ll get some more pocket money from Dina and our dear Master when they are reading this 🙂
      With lots and lots of finest fairy dust
      Siri 🙂 and 🙂 Selma, the happy Bookfayries

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    • Dear John,
      we love it that the water comes in for miles on some places on our coast and disappears far out twice a day. A great dynamics Bookfayries like. Therefore places like Lindisfarne, St Malo and St. Michael’s Mount are partly island and partly mainland.
      With lots of fairy dust for you
      Siri 🙂 and 🙂 Selma

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    • Good afternoon, dear John,
      we are happy that you like our post. Yes, there is a huge difference of the tides as the water gets pressed into the channel and sucked out of it. So the coastline is in a constant change. Some beaches around the corner look absolutely different at high and at low tide.
      Thanks for commenting and all the best, have a happy week
      The Fab Four of Cley

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    • Thank you so much, dear Annika
      of course these pictures are sprinkled with fairy dust, Siri and Selma flew over Glaven sprinkling. They love such action.
      An easy new year to you 🙂
      With love
      The Fab Four of Cley

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  14. Stille Wasser gründen tief. Dieser Spruch tauchte ganz plötzlich bei mir auf, als ich mir eure schönen Bilder betrachtete und den englischen Titel gelesen hatte. Die Reflektionen im Wasser laden zur Selbstbetrachtung ein. Und kritische Selbstbetrachtung ist der erste Schritt zur Lebensphilosophie. Vielen,vielen Dank für den Post, der mir viel bedeutet!

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    • Lieber Peter,
      wir wollten diese Post zunächst “stille Wasser gründen tief” nennen, das ist ja schon ein lateinisches Sprichwort “flumina tranquillissima saepe sunt altissima” (das allerdings noch nicht im übertragenen Sinn gebraucht wurde), allerdings im Deutschen wurde das Sprichwort wohl erst viel später gebräuchlich, eigentlich erst durch die gleichnamige, längstvergessene Komödie von Friedrich Ludwig Schröder (1744-1816) „Stille Wasser sind tief“ (1786).
      Das finen wir auch, ein klareres Lebens beginnt mit der Selbstbesinnung.
      Mit lieben Grüßen vom kleinen Dorf am großen Meer
      The Fab Four of Cley

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    • Lieber Klausbernd,
      herzlichen Dank für deine ausführlichen Erklärungen über die stillen Wasser! Du bist sehr informiert und belesen, geradezu eine Seltenheit in unserem Zeitalter. Die Fakten sind alle greifbar nahe durch das Internet, aber es verlangt immer noch einen denkenden Menschen, die Daten wie in einem Mosaik zu einem Ganzen zusammenzustellen. Nochmals herzlichen Dank, ihr ‘Fab Four of Cley’.

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  15. Stunning photos! What a beautiful sentiment, lovely words all the way totally sprinkled by fairy dust.
    You make me think about a favourite of mine, I hope you don't mind :
    "I heard the old, old, men say 'all that's beautiful drifts away, like the waters." William Butler Yeats
    Wishing you a fabulous 2017!

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    • Hej, dear Leya,
      we desperately need some cold and snow and ice as well. Send something down south to North Norfolk, please! We really miss the winter here. It’s rather like spring, sunshine and above freezing every day.
      Thanks for your kind words and the good wishes. Tack så mycket!
      With lots of love from the sunny sea
      bye, adjö
      The Fab Four of Cley

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  17. What a beautiful and surreal set of photos ~ I agree that along a shoreline there are all sorts of wistful feelings that make being there worth it. The river Glaven is such a place, and as you say the “water is the realm where all the souls of the departed end up” so a perfect place to start a New Year. Wishing you all the best in 2017!

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    • Good afternoon, dear Dalo 🙂
      we love this small river glaven. It’s there where Siri and Selma are playing pirates with their boats, on it’s shore we walk to the beach as today. We had grand weather: sunshine and nearly no wind. And of course the spirits of waters talked to us.
      All best, health and happiness to you as well
      The Fab Four of Cley

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  18. Vor vielen vielen Jahren, ich war noch ein Kind, feierten wir ein Jubiläum, xxx Jahre Partnerschaft mit Hornchurch…die Eberthalle war prall gefüllt mit Engländern, Hornchurch (oder ganz Havering) war wahrscheinlich völlig ausgestorben.
    Am Ende des Festakts standen alle auf, überkreuzten ihre Arme und sangen: Auld Lang Syne, inbrünstig…ich dachte: Was ist denn jetzt hier los?!
    Ich fragte meine Mutter, die auch Tränen in den Augen hatte: Warum machen die das? Sie: Das machen die Engländer so.
    Aha…
    Jedenfalls, Siri und Selma, wenn ihr mal ein paar andere Versionen dieses Liedes hören wollt, meine Empfehlung des Tages, die Versionen, die höchstwahrscheinlich dem Original am nächsten kommen könnten:
    Waltz “Waterloo Bridge” (Auld Lang Syne) , Toronto Mandolin Orchestra und Ukulele played in the key of C, Easy Ukulele Strum-along with cords…
    Obwohl, wenn ich es mir genau überlege, wenn Hanne und KB so am Fluss singen, das gefällt mir eigentlich am allerbesten, habt ihr schön AAAAs und OOOOOs im Background mitgeträllert? Oder habt ihr den Tanzpart übernommen?
    Naja, jedenfalls wünsche ich euch von Herzen alles Liebe und gute für das neue Jahr, Schnee habt ihr ja leider nicht dort bei euren Wassern, also:
    Let it flow, let it flow, let it flow….

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    • Dear Pia,
      we let it flow, very relaxed …
      Siri und Selma veranstalteten ihre einstudierten Flugnummern zum Auld Lang Syne. Sie lieben sehr alles Schottische, allerdings beim Schwerttanz lachen sie sich stets schief.
      Danke für die Hinweise auf all die unterschiedlichen Versionen, die es von diesem alten Volkslied gibt.
      Wir wünschen dir ein wunderschönes Wochenende
      The Fab Four of Cley

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  19. What beautiful reflected light you had on that day. The last ten days have been a strange mix of grey foggy ‘no weather’ days (as I call them) and brilliant wintry days of sharp overnight frosts followed by blue-sky days. I have been reminded several times recently of a quote I found last year by Yann Arthus-Bertrand: ‘The Earth is Art. The photographer is only a witness’. We are so fortunate to be able to witness and capture what so many others will miss.

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    • Yes, you are absolutely right, photography teaches us to see a lot that would otherwise passed away unnoticed. We like the quote “The Earth is Art” – it really is. But it needs a trained eye to really see that.
      Thanks a lot for commenting 🙂
      Wishing you a happy weekend
      The Fab Four of Cley

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  20. I don’t know which is better – the wonderful symbolism you passed along to your readers here, or the incredible, crystal clear blue of the water in the photographs – yes, such beautifully calm waters, but always, always, they are flowing….

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    • Indeed, you are right, the water is always flowing, especially those waters of the Glaven which are tidal. But there is a short time between the turning of the tide when the water seems to be motionless.
      Thanks and enjoy the weekend 🙂
      The Fab Four of Cley

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  21. I laughed so, when I saw your title, and then the photographs. These still waters aren’t so deep! It’s always fun to see how differently things work where there’s a significant tidal change. Here on the Gulf coast, our tides vary by only one or two feet, unless a coming storm stacks up the water. Scraping barnacles happens only with the help of a boat lift .

    I liked this: “When you put your fingers in a flowing stream, you touch the last that has gone before and the first of what is still to come. ” It reminded me of a favorite quotation from Heraclitus, who might be called the philosopher of flow: “”Everything changes and nothing remains still … and … you cannot step twice into the same stream.” You’ve chosen some congenial words to accompany beautiful images.

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    • Yes, this famous πάντα ῥεῖ (panta rhei) quote by Heraklitos …
      As the Glaven is tidal and as we have a medium tidal range there is always a certain movement, except at a very short time between the tides. But even then there is movement usually because of the different water levels of the river and the sea. But the difference between high and low tide is not that enormous here, only about 5 meters. Of course that’s quite something in comparison to your coast. Here it can easily happen that you can’t get into harbour anymore because you are too late. We had this several times. Then you just wait …
      Thank you very much for your kind words 🙂
      We wish you a merry weekend
      The Fab Four of Cley

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    • We can get caught here in the winter, when strong north or west winds can empty the bay. Since the average depth of the bay is only about ten feet, sailboats especially can run aground, or be caught outside their marinas. It’s quite something when the water’s so low that only the dredged channels in our lake have water, and the rest is mud.

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    • You are absolutely right, that’s a problem with sailing here as well: you have to stay in the channel. We have a little dinghy with an outboard and if we go out at a very ealy tide we have to watch that our propeller doesn’t touch ground. Here one problem besides silting is the reed. It’s growing into the waterways making them smaller and smaller. On the other hand it’s quite romantic going out to the sea through reed beds.
      Fortunately all nautical activities are on a small level here, it’s having fun, actually the minute we are on our dinghys we are becoming children again messing about in boats like in “The Wind in the Willows”.
      You seem to be a nautical person as well. Do you sail?

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    • I’ve mostly given it up now, but, yes: I began sailing in 1987, and did a fair bit, including a stint as an instructor in a sailing school. On my blog’s “About” page, there’s a photo of me at the helm of the vessel I sailed on from Hawaii to Alaska — it was called “Alaska Eagle” at the time, but in an earlier incarnation it was the Dutch “Flyer” that won the Whitbread in 1978. Most of my sailing’s been offshore, either in the Gulf or the Caribbean. I loved it, but now I content myself with my occupation: brightwork, or the art of varnishing wood on boats.

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    • We are very much impressed! It’s a dream of ours to go by boat from Vancouver the inner passage up north to Alaska. As we are not serious sailors we would not dare ⛵️ sailing this passage with our boat. We went several times up north to NE 🇬🇱 Greenland, Svalbard, Jan Mayen in an icebreaker, but we haven’t been to Alaska yet.

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    • Once we got there, we cruised Glacier Bay for several days, and it was just stunning. There are quite small cruise ships that go there — limited in size in order to suit the ecology — and it would be a great way to see the area.

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    • We are sure that one day we find ourselves on such a ship.
      But before this our plan is to sail the NE passage. We made it once from Norway 🇳🇴 to Frans Josef Islands and Yamal, well that was a great 👍 beginning.
      We love ❤️ the North very much. This was originally the topic of our blog here: the North. Well it’s still about the North, but also in literature and arts 🎭 and, of course, for us Norfolk is North too, well, it was a stronghold of the Vikings.

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  22. Beautiful photographs. Wishing you a happy and healthy New Year. I have resubscribed to your posts and look forward to following again as WP somehow stopped sending me your posts. All the best, Ruth in Pittsburgh

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    • Dear Ruth
      the ways of WordPress are often ununderstandable. We had this to and had to resubscribed some posts as well. Well …
      Thanks a lot for resubscribing our posts, for the good wished and for visiting us 🙂
      We wish you a happy weekend
      The Fab Four of Cley

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  24. Thank you for visiting and following my blog. Your photography is stunning, and your writing is definitely thought provoking. I look forward to stretching my mind and delighting my eyes more as I read future posts.

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    • Good morning, dear Cindy,
      thank you very much for your kind words 🙂 and thanks for commenting here. We feel honoured that you visit our blog regularly.
      We wish you a GREAT New Year, happiness and health and looking forward to exchange ideas this year as well
      The Fab Four of Cley

      🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂

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  25. A lovely magical post, dipping the toes in flowing water works even better I find! I love the evocation you wrote calling the spirit of water to cleanse and flow, just beautiful. Wind is also quite good for blowing away inner cobwebs, with feet planted firmly on the earth. We of course celebrated a traditional Scottish New Year, with songs, a little dancing and lots of food laughter and drink, and we spoke of those who are longer with us.

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    • Thank you very much. We suppose in the end all the four elements are cleansing. But as we live in waterland here we love ❤️ our contact with water 💦
      All the best and an easy Sunday
      The Fab Four of Cley
      💃👭🚶

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  26. Lovely! Reminds me of Peter Gabriel’s “Washing of the Water:”
    ‘River, oh river, river running deep
    Bring me something that will let me get to sleep
    In the washing of the water will you take it all away
    Bring me something to take this pain away.’

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    • Thank you very much, dear Cindy, for quoting Peter Gabriel’s song. Our dear Master saw him life in Zürich and was very much taken, but, oh dear, he had forgotten the lyrics of this song.
      Wishing you a relaxing evening
      The Fab Four of Cley

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  27. Beautiful photos! Oooh, and a thought about those selkies… we read a very interesting book recently called “Searching or the Finmen” which proposes that selkies were actually kayakers! (Well, innuit hunters in sealskin garb and boats, anyway—not the likes of us in bright orange drysuits.) The book is hard to find, but this article mentions the selfie idea. Enjoy! Big hugs to you, Fab Four 🙂 🙂 http://www.elisabethgifford.com/blog/2014/5/3/the-secret-history-hidden-in-the-selkie-story

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    • Good morning
      Thank you very, very much for this link concerning the selkie story. You know, we are interested in everything related to the North and especially if Norway is concerned or Scotland.
      With lots of love and wishing you a GREAT weekend
      The Fab Four of Cley

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    • Thank you so much! I just watched the video in your latest post: Wow!!! This video gives us goose bumps watching you. Everything is just BRILLIANT! The stunning location, the drone filming you, wonderful compositions, smashing weather and a calm winter sea and a seal and a bird. We don’t even miss the unholy stench of the bird guano. 🙂 Your friend Luke did a great job!:

      https://2geeks3knots.com/2017/01/20/execution-rocks/

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  28. Hi.

    Wonderful pictures. 🙂
    My English ist still rather bad and I am going to refresh it; poor me. 😉 I have the age of sixtythree. 😉
    There is so much for me to learn. I´ve read in a comment of Klaus Bernd “Lots of love” First when I read the abbrewiation “lol” I thought it would mean that. You now will understand, how hard I am trying to keep up with all that. 😉

    Have a nice day.
    Frank

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  29. This water post was both refreshing and rejuvenating, perfect to start this new year off in blue peaceful tone and meaning. Love to all and peaceful hopes for the world this year. If not now, then when? ❤

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  30. These pictures are very impressive. I wish I had probably chosen another theme on WordPress because all my images look small regardless of size I’ve used while posting them. What theme is this if you don’t mind telling that?
    I’m always happy about some advice that can improve the look of articles.

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    • Dear Inese,
      thanks for visiting our blog and commenting. Dina will answer your question because, oh dear, we don’t know what theme we are using. We only know that you have to buy this theme.
      Good luck
      The Fab Four of Cley

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  31. Bonjour ou bonsoir
    Par des mots simples

    Je viens déposer sur ton blog

    Quelques mots de bonheur et te donner de le joie en cette fin de semaine
    Vois-tu je t’ emmène sur des chemins

    Je les ai tracé pour toi principalement

    Sur ces chemins j’ai découvert
    Une pétale de rose pour effacer ta peine
    Un sourire d’enfant contre une larme
    Des mots que je dis à ceux que j’apprécie
    Dont tu fais réellement

    je te souhaite un bonne journée ou soirée

    gros bisous

    Bernard

    Je tire ma révérence LOL tu me troubles que j’en perds mon équilibre

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    • WOW, what kind words you wrote 🙂 🙂 thank you very, very much!
      Sorry, it took us a while to translate because our French is more than rusty. But now we understand and we are very happy!
      With lots of love
      The Fab Four of Cley

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    • Dear Adrian
      Thank you very much for your kind words. We are quite busy now as Dina goes to Norway 🇳🇴 tomorrow morning. I am sure she will write as well. We have beautiful winter weather here, cold and sunny ☀️ but unfortunately no snow ❄️
      I hope you and Chris are keeping well.
      With love ❤️ from the little village next the big sea 🌊
      The Fab Four of Cley

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  33. Ein Gutes Neues Jahr auch Euch, Ihr Feen und lieben Menschen dorten!
    Dass überhaupt mal jemand die Incredible String Band erwähnt….huuuch.
    Wie ich die früher liebte – aber nicht mehr hören kann und will, weil im Nachhinein gar garstige Drogenexzesse dazu gehörten, iiiihhh.
    Vorbei.
    Schön, dass ab und an jemand von Euch in meinem Blog vorbei schaut!!!!!!!!!
    Herzlich
    Sonja

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    • Guten Tag, liebe Sonja,
      herzlichen Dank für deinen lieben Kommentar. Einst gehörte die Incredible String Band auch zu unseren Lieblingsmusikern, aber nun haben wir sie ewig nicht mehr gehört. Sie verkörpern mit ihrer Musik einen längst vergangenen Lebensstil, das finden wir auch. Huch, wir sind älter geworden und hören jetzt meist klassische Musik, wie es sich gehört 😉
      Wir schauen immer wieder gerne bei deinen Blog vorbei.
      Mit lieben Grüßen vom kalten Meer
      The Fab Four of Cley

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  34. I am reading a book set in your lovely corner of the world. It is an engrossing mystery by Steve Burrows called “A siege of bitterns”.
    Hello from Nova Scotia, Canada!

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    • Good morning,
      thank you very much for making us aware of “A siege of bitterns”. We didn’t know this book. The bittern, quite a rare bird in Europe living here in the Cley marshes, is so famous that it even gave the name to the train connection from our coast to Norwich which is called “Bittern Line”. We sometimes see it when going out with our boat.
      With lots of love to Nova Scotia.
      We wish you a cosy weekend
      The Fab Four of Cley

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    • P.S.
      By the way there are some novels playing here:
      Quatermain “The Rain In My Face” – set in our village and our dear master is one of two protagonists
      V. Balding “Don’t Hassle Me I Am Local” – a horrible experimental novel
      Quite a lot of famous authors have written in our area like Jack Higgins “The Eagle Has Landed”, in which some scenes are set in our church yard, also Sebald (Rings of Saturn), Williamson (Tarka, the Otter), Rider Haggard and many more. Nowadays we have the influence of Norwich, which is a Literary City (Unesco). If you want to know more about it, have a look at the homepage of Literary Norfolk.
      By the way I wrote a novel partly set in our village too

      unfortunately is in German only.
      Have fun reading!

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  35. It is so interesting what you suggested, that we can experience the depths of the unknown or something magical when we touch water. Again, such crisp photography. Ace. Also, blue is my favourite colour so the photos made me feel very happy 🙂

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    • Good afternoon, dear Mabel,
      we have a long tradition in Europe to see water as a special element. Early Greek philosophers saw our planet earth as a disc swimming on water. Especially in the 19th century fairy tales told about the magic qualities of water.
      Blue is our favourite colour as well 🙂
      Thank you very much for liking our post and Dina’s photography. That makes us happy 🙂
      We wish you a happy weekend
      The Fab Four of Cley

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  36. Hi Dina,
    1. You liked a comment I made on Ellen Hawley’s site, so I came by to thank you and introduce myself. I’m Janice. I’m friends with Ellen, Tina, and Mabel who I see commented here.
    2. I LOVE your photo. I am trying to improve my blog photography.
    3. I saw you have another post about Hadrian’s Wall. I teach Medieval Times and teach about Emperor Hadrian.
    Janice

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