An encounter with the sea should always be mysterious, wonderful, infinite. It was in the cove beside our hotel in Majorca. Usually only a few people or none at all were there as one strode up to the demarcation between land and sea, getting that old sense of the infinite. Contemplations on the mystery of how Earth is not a water planet or a one-plate wonder like Venus. Curious that only this planet has plate tectonics that sub-ducts harmful surpluses of greenhouse gasses, prevent Venus greenhouse effect, or other substances not congenial to the well-being of Gaia.
Then there was the walk over rocks (children’s’ preferred route) or the path that led out to the headland where the entrance to Dumbledore’s or Voldemort’s cave became gradually visible – you could imagine D and Harry swimming into that stalactite hung entrance, which fed the Caves del Drac, which we later saw from the inside – quite impressive in their own right.