Monday, June 8, 2009


Today, 8th JUNE is celebrated as WORLD OCEANS DAY. I came to know this when I visited Crazy Cris at Here and There and Everywhere. I am also participating in the Oceanic Blog-A-Thon.

We all know Ocean is a marvelous gift of God to mankind. It does several things for the benefit of human beings. But man in his greed for wealth is slowly destroying the seas and the oceans by letting out industrial waste into the sea, indiscriminate hunting of marine food, oil spillage from tankers, throwing plastic waste on the beaches etc. If we don’t understand the seriousness of our actions we will have to face oceans wrath one day.

This post is a reminder to us of the various benefits and advantages we derive from the seas and oceans. Please click on the photos for a larger and lovely view.

Deep blue ocean— mysterious, bewitching, spellbinding and awe inspiring.

Cruise ships bring hundreds of tourists to our shores.

Fishermen go to the deep sea in their colorful motor boats to get our daily quota of fish.

We watch breathtaking sunsets over the ocean and seas.

We watch rolling waves with roaring sound with great admiration

Cargo ships bring various products to our place from other countries.

People stand on the shores to enjoy the breeze and to feel the sea water under their feet.

Chinese fishing nets at the mouth of the sea entrance enable many fishermen to earn their living without going out into the sea.

Oil tankers bring crude oil to our city from oil producing countries.

People sit on the rocks dumped in the sea to prevent soil erosion and chatting away in the evening.

Dear friends take care of the sea and the ocean and they will take care of us.


CrazyCris said...

Hello Joseph!

Thanks for participating!

Those fishing nets are amazing!



A truly wonderful blog Joseph, I didn't know it was OCEAN DAY , we learn something new every day.
The photo's were as usual excellent, I wish I was as good as you with the camera.
Thanks for sharing this blog with us, it's brightened up the dull day it is here.


Brian Miller said...

it provides so, relaxation, economic needs and yet we take it for granted. but thats easy to do in love, eh? great post. happy oceans day!

R.Ramakrishnan said...

I chanced on your blog accidentally while reading comments on Raji's blog.I read the one about the little girl with a hat - so sad that she has to sell hats to earn a living.I am sure fortune will smile on her sooner or later. The photographs of the Ocean are awe inspiring - and man pollutes our fantastic environment in his greed to amass material wealth.


Anonymous said...

Beautiful post Joseph! Your photos are wonderful too!

hpy said...

There's something very special about water. Oceans, seas, rivers, and even a glass of pure water.

Mel said...

Greetings, Joseph! The pictures are lovely! :) I especially love the first one... Something about the sparkling water catches my eye.

I'm glad you pointed out about today being World Oceans Day. I never would have known, otherwise. You're so right---the Ocean is a magnificent gift, and I don't think science has even scratched the surface regarding the value of the ocean and how it contributes to life on this planet. God's design is magnificent and unparalleled, and whenever I see the ocean in person, film or photography, I can't help but be overwhelmed with awe and thanksgiving.

God bless you and all who are dear to you, Joseph!

Kat said...

You capture so much feeling in your photos. Its a treat to come back and see what new things you have to share....

Rose Marie Raccioppi said...

"Deep blue ocean— mysterious, bewitching, spellbinding and awe inspiring." So descriptive - thank you for your words and images that gift us with the wonderment of the sea. You have brought me to new shores and I Thank You. Do stop by in celebration of World Ocean Day.

Leo said...

The roar of the surf as I walk our Atlantc beaches does something magic to clear my mind and help me focus on what I must do. I am sure it will outlive me, but future generations?????

Amrita said...

I did not know that today is Ocean Day.

God 's amazing creation when He separated the waters from the land.
I love the sea and have enjoyed visiting some beaches in South India.

We are getting Shalom TV on our cable network. It seems to be a Catholic channel. Do you get it?

Lover of Life said...

Great post. A rememberance of all that the sea means to us is very useful. We depend on it for life. I agree that it behoves us to take care of it. Nice pictures.

Rhonda @ Shellbelle's Tiki Hut said...

What beautiful photos! You are absolutely right when you point out that if we take care of our oceans, they will take care of us.

Thanks for sharing and Happy World Oceans Day!

JM said...

Great post, Joseph! I especially like the colourful boat (somehow similar to portuguese fishing boats used in the north of the country) and the fantastic fishing nets system!

Danielle&Hannah said...

Oh wow, Joseph, you have inspired my memory of a song I love so very much! Carman, the author, of the song 'There is a God', speaks about the ocean and how creation just proves that 'There is a God!'
I hope you don't mind the lengthy post of lyrics... the segment of the song I am recalling goes:

"The Scripture says the heavens decalre the glory of God and the skies proclaim the work of His hands. If we allow our minds to drink in all the truth that surrounds the truth that just surrounds us, creation itself with help us understand.

Did you know the moon controls the tides, it's the maid that cleans the oceans. Even the waves don't crash the shores in vain. The tides drag impurities from the depths of the sea, it's nature's constant recycling chain."

If you can you tube the song, I am sure it will 'blow you away'. God is so profound!

Wish you a lovely week,

Danielle :-)

A New Beginning said...

Beautiful pics, I enjoyed them thoroughly!Youre are lucky that you stay in a place where you can visit the oceans, it must be a very peaceful feeling:)Thanks for taking me along through your lens..I enjoyed it a lot..the sunset was just amazing!
Have a great day ahead:)

deeps said...

Ohh I didn’t know that…

Sure .. ocean is a magnificent gift given to embellish the nature…
And you have expressed with words and snaps…

We all need to preserve and handle this precious gift wisely …

Beautifully done ..

Femin Susan said...

the photos looks great!!!
which beach did you go ?? any way the beach look very beautiful..
i did not know there was an ocean day!!

msatheeshkumar said...

Oh really a nice post.It reminds me my day at Marina beach in Chennai and my days at Kanyakumari and Rameswaram.Thanks a lot for demonstrating the benefits of Ocean. I'll try to post a topic about the benefits of the ocean to my blogging friends on the same day next year and make people know the importance of Ocean to mankind.

Trudy said...

Hello dear Joseph!

I love this post. I had no idea there was such a thing as 'World Ocean's Day'...what a wonderful thing. I find it horribly sad to hear of the horrible damage we are doing to our bodies of water and marine life through pollution and general disregard for the beauty of it all.

I love the colorful fishing boats and the fishing nets are so interesting too. I've never seen anything quite like them before.

I love the ocean and all bodies of water but I think the overwhelming emotion I feel when thinking of, and looking at the ocean is loneliness. Perhaps that's a bit strange, but I just think it is so vast that it must get lonely. It would see a boat or ship here and there, but there is just so much emptiness.

I loved this post Joseph and as always look forward to seeing all of your pictures. Just lovely.

Have a blessed day in our Lord!


Rose Marie Raccioppi said...

Revisiting today - and enjoying anew your captivating images. I step into them and feel the accord of a moment shared. A virtual reality made real.

Rhapsody said...

Namaste my friend, i undestand you were having issue comment over at my place. I believe it is fixed now. I have missed you, imagine i have known you in such a little time and already i miss your writings on my place.

I didn't realize there was an Oceanic day, news to me. Thanks for the info, you learn a something new every day.

FCB said...

Hi Joseph,
When I was a boy I was raised near the ocean, and there I played and swam for countless hours. The waters were clear, clean and to find debri washed up on shore was unusual. Today, when I visit the sea the shores always have debri, plastic, washing up. The water burns my eyes more, which could be age but I'm not so sure. Man is so short sighted and for greed will bite the hand that feeds it. Lord! have mercy on us and may the generations under us have more respect for our world than our generation did.
Great post Joseph,

Joseph Pulikotil said...

Hello to all my lovely friends:)

I am thrilled and excited to read your interesting and thought provoking comments. I consider your encouragement and motivation a great blessing.

Unfortunately, my lap top mother board is damaged and I have given it for repairs. It will take a few day to get it fixed.

In the meanwhile my youngest son David has been kind enough to allow me to use his desk top when it is free. But then as you know I will be slowed down in catching up with your posts.

I hope you will be kind enough to understand my problem and bear with me for a few days.

I wish each one of you all success and happiness.

Your friend,

Mark in Spokane said...

I grew up in a small fishing town on the Puget Sound in Washington State, and while I never worked on a fishing boat, I did work in fish canneries for two summers while I was going to college. There is something about fishing and being on the water that isn't quite like anything else.

When I was working in the canery, I worked on the dock for a few weeks, and I used to love watching the boats come in to off-load their fish. I can't really describe why...

Mee-Li said...

I am visiting your blog a second time!

Your photos are fantasic!

How wonderful that you live close to the ocean. I would need to travel very far to be at the shore.

I also love the snippet from the Word.

God bless you!

Joseph Pulikotil said...

Hi Mee-Li:)


Many, many thanks for visiting my blog and leaving your encoutaging comments.

Unfortunately, I am not able to access your blog. I am very eager to visit you.

I hope you will continue to visit again and again and leave your comments which motivates and encourages me.

Please also let me know when I can access your blog.

Best wishes:)

Tickled pink said...

Very true sir.People need to take care of the various enchanting beauties of the environment, oceans being one of them.Thanks for an informative post and serene pictures.


What a lovely blog you have! And I too worry about the health of our beautiful oceans. *sigh* It is such a shame that so many people do not see the value of caring for the world God put us in.

The ocean is so beautiful and mysterious... just like its creator. Perhaps this is why it is so alluring.

" He makes the depths churn like a boiling caldron and stirs up the sea like a pot of ointment. Behind him he leaves a glistening wake; one would think the deep had white hair. Nothing on earth is his equal-a creature without fear." Job 41:31-33

Blue Moon said...

I am Manjari. I am a beginner in blogging, & would love to get your response on my blog:

i read your post its cool & at the same time interesting too. good Luck for other posts, I'll be eagerly waiting for your response on my blog.

Have a gr88888888 day ahead!!!!!!!!!

Tickled pink said...

Thank you so much for visiting my blog and leaving a thought provoking comment.I read your post about the girl who sells hat for a living.Very touching and a very kind gesture from you.very innocent pictures.Too good.
keep visiting my blog coz your comments give a new angle to my thoughts.

Rajesh said...

You have nicely captured benefits of sea accompanied by beautiful snaps. It is because of our own greed that we see tsunami now.

Margaret Cloud said...

Joseph, this is a very nice post and so true, we are the destroyers of our oceans. These beautiful waters has given freely of themselves for centuries. I enjoyed the pictures and your writing about the ocean. Hope you have a nice weekend and thanks for coming by.

deeps said...

you are back with God's Marvels..

as amazing as ever ..

i will soon be on my way back to kerala ...

deeps said...

you are back with God's Marvels..

as amazing as ever ..

i will soon be on my way back to kerala ...

kochuthresiamma p .j said...

lovely pictures.
i love byron's "ocean". every ocean lover should read it. the poet talks of the insignificance of man vis a vis the ocean.
i think the disappearance from the syllabus of such classics creating awe for nature , has something to do with the indifference of today's generation to nature.

Mitr - Friend said...

Beautiful photographs. I'm loving these... Which part of India is this...?

Rema said...

The post is wonderful sir. I enjoyed it.

Joseph Pulikotil said...

Hi Rema:)

I am thrilled and delighted to see you have commented and you liked the post.

I have written a detailed explanation for the disappearance of your comments in my acknowledgment of your previous comment. Kindly go through it.

I value your comments very highly and therefore please keep commenting on all my new posts as and when you find time.

My best wishes to you and your family.

Have a wonderful day Rema:)