Aspidoceleon(also spelled Aspidochelone)—a sea-monster, much like a whale, but having a turtle-shell and a snake-like head. Cf. Leviathan. In various translations, rendered cethegrande (Middle English) Cetus (Latin for whale), a grande (literally a “large”), and even a “sea-pig” by one homilist.
Maiori, Italy (by Vesuviano - Nicola De Pisapia)
The Cyclades, Greece (by mynameis_Marilei)
Lake Assal, Djibouti
Photograph by George Steinmetz, National Geographic
Djibouti’s Lake Assal is one of the world’s saltiest lakes. Intense heat and strong winds fuel rapid evaporation, leaving a bathtub ring of minerals around the lake’s shore.
Can you believe we got to be here? We were able to see this, to feel the warmth of the sun, smell the salty air, walk on the Earth, and choose to love. Be thankful. Be here now.
Olive Cotton, Sea’s Awakening, 1937 (via wood s lot)
I am in an odd state; feel a cleavage; here’s my interesting thing; and there’s no quite solid table on which to put it. It might come in a flash, on re-reading—some solvent. I am convinced that I am right to seek for a station whence I can set my people against time and the sea—but Lord, the difficulty of digging oneself in there, with conviction. Yesterday I had conviction; it has gone today.