On the Rocks

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Algy followed the lighthouse keepers’ path down to the barnacled rocks at the edge of the sea, and found himself a prickly perch among the rock pools. The tide was coming in, and the water surged all around his feet with much enthusiasm. It was great fun to watch, and he wondered how long it would be before he got splashed…

Algy hopes that you have all been having fun and enjoying yourselves this weekend 🙂

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Algy perched on a rock in the evening sun and thought about life, the universe, fame and the ocean. There were few things he enjoyed more than watching the sea splash up against the rock and wondering whether it would manage to sprinkle him with sticky, salty water. His wee moment of fame on Tumblr was just like the sparkling splash of the waves – a lovely, momentary burst of bright spray that might perhaps reach him, but was gone in an instant. But fortunately – unlike the attention of the human world – the sea never stopped, and Algy knew that he could return to the rock any time he wanted to, and watch it again. And sometimes the splashes would reach him 🙂

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Thank you so much, dear friends at @imiging, for selecting this GIF for your wonderful imigif day n°9 🙂 Algy is always delighted to be a part of this very special monthly event, and there are few things he enjoys more than sitting on a rock in the sunshine, watching the sea splash in front of him 🙂

When Algy found a comfortable perch on a warm rock, there was a calm wee pool at his feet and many exposed boulders around it, with patches of clear sand in between. But it seemed like no time at all before the tide swept in, surging relentlessly over the rocks and through every little nook and cranny, causing much excitement in the rock pools. In just a moment more Algy would have to fly up to a higher spot, but he remained at his perch for as long as he could, watching the spray fly up around him and the water churning beneath his toes…

It seemed that the summer was not quite over after all; indeed, the weather was sunnier than it had been for most of July and August. High pressure was building out in the Atlantic, and the wind had veered round towards the north, bringing a fresh but beautifully bright day. So Algy hurried down to the sea to enjoy the sunshine, and soon found himself a perch on a comfortably warm rock which was well sheltered from the keen north wind. The sea was in an excellent mood, and Algy spent a very happy afternoon watching the tide dance in merrily over the rocks, and making plans for his second children’s book…

Algy perched on a rock in the evening sun and thought about life, the universe, fame and the ocean. There were few things he enjoyed more than watching the sea splash up against the rock and wondering whether it would manage to sprinkle him with sticky, salty water. His wee moment of fame on Tumblr was just like the sparkling splash of the waves – a lovely, momentary burst of bright spray that might perhaps reach him, but was gone in an instant. But fortunately – unlike the attention of the human world – the sea never stopped, and Algy knew that he could return to the rock any time he wanted to, and watch it again. And sometimes the splashes would reach him 🙂

It was another dismal, grey January day. Algy found a rather uncomfortable perch in the company of some barnacles, and sat there watching the sea skipping about on the rocks and sand, apparently without a care in the world. It seemed to him that if the sea could carry on in such a lively fashion at what was surely the lowest point of the year, then so could he. It was the time of year for making resolutions – so Algy resolved to set out on a new adventure at the earliest opportunity …

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When Algy moved down on to the rocks by the water, he sat quite still and listened to the fascinating sounds of the sea at low tide. It surged into the gullies between the rocks with a happy gurgle and splash, and sucked back out again with a hissing of sand, swirling the seaweed all around in the bubbling water at his feet.

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