Here in Britain we are an island people defined by our coastline and the silver seas around us. Over the centuries the sea has afforded us protection - she inhabits our souls. Her ever changing moods can be peaceful, gentle and calm, or tempestuous, malevolent and threatening. She has largely forged and dictated our history, shaped us, and made us who we are. Waves large and small have ebbed and flowed around our shores from eternity - time and tide wait for no man, but I will return again shortly.