The first cruise we went on, round the British Isles, was a bit of a disaster, as the sea was so rough we could not land at some ports! But there was always the sea, and the wake of the ship to watch!
A much more peaceful scene - the lake in our local Park. Strangely enough, there were no birds on there that time. We normally have swans, loads of mallards, gulls, coot and Canada geese.
The second cruise we took was up the coast of Norway to the Arctic. This beautiful waterfall was at the Gerainger Fjord. There were a lot of waterfalls down the very steep sides of the fjord, and the biggest ones all seemed to have stories attached to them!
We landed at the head of Gerainger fjord, and took a coach up to the top of one of the surrounding mountains. This in fact is a lake, only its all frozen. I didn't risk walking on it, though!
Last year we went round the British Isles again, this time more successfully. Landing at Greenock, we took a ferry to Dunoon. Not very good weather, it rained hard as we were heading for the return ferry, and the combination of a disused and sad pier and the pouring rain encouraged me to take this photo!
And lastly, ducks on our lake. The early morning light always makes for lovely patterns, and the ducks were busy finding breakfast. And probably a healthier one than the constant bread they get fed by visiting children!
Hopefully this year we will get a holiday, though probably not a cruise. I love being by water, so I'm hoping for another trip to Northumberland or a week in the Lake District.
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