The Aegean Sea

I went on a treasure hunt in the blue-turquoise Aegean Sea.

Neither for diamonds, nor for gold coins left by the pirates.

I longed to bring with me a cream white shell to my home in the far north.

The one that might’ve been journeying for thousands of years and then settled in The Aegean Sea.

Through the crystal clear water, I searched among countless pebbles in purple and grey.

The sea sparkled in the sunlight, and the waves moved gently in the summer breeze.

No shells in sight.


But who were these lovely creatures circling around and caressing my tired feet?

Deep down in the water, the tiny fish were playing hide and seek.

Oh dear fish, have you seen a lonely cream-white shell flowing through the waves? The one that longs for a home in the far north…

26 July 2019 Thassos, Greece ❤️

Author: Isabelle

Content writer / editor & Language advisor

54 thoughts on “The Aegean Sea”

    1. Thank you, Neil. The sunset seen from The Aegean Sea is breathtaking. The locals are warm, friendly and helpful. Yes, a lot to be felt, enjoyed and appreciated on this beautiful island.

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    1. I found a few pebbles in rare colours and brought them with me back to Norway. The journey is a treasure in itself – the images of sunsets and sea views, the kindness and hospitality the locals showed me will always be remembered and cherished. Thanks so much Bernice, for taking time to read and write. Very much appreciated 🌸

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  1. This is sooooo beautiful, Isabelle!!! Ahhhh. That water is divine. And Your pictures are so lovely. Your words are so sweet! You just gifted biggest smile both on my face and in my heart!!! Thank You! Sending You huge hugs!!! 🤗❤️😊

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    1. Thanks Katy, for your kind words! We hired a car and had a round trip in the island. This was a hidden gem, a little beach with few people. Very quiet. We spent a few hours there, having a light lunch and searching for the treasures in the water 😊🦋💫 Sending you warm hugs and lots of love! ❤️🌸

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  2. There is always a very delicate and tender quality to your writing, Isabelle. I love it. Truth be told, discovery of your blog is a real treasure to all your readers. ❤

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    1. Thanks so much for your kind words, Vera. For someone who’s constantly in doubt about her writing, they mean a lot. I find my retreat in your writing, and I feel at home in the mood and scenes created in your posts. ❤️

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    1. Thanks, Val. A dear friend who I got to know through blogging sent me some beautiful white shells from an island in the U.S, where she lives. I was touched and overwhelmed by her kindness and compassion. I still am and will always be.

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