Tuesday, 17 March 2015


A watery theme this week from Carmi, over at writteninc. asking for Bodies of Water.   Mine are all rather predictable, the sea, and the lake in our Park, but I am sure you will find some imaginative shots if you follow the link above!

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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Michèle Dextras & Jean-Claude Barre said...

Love the photo of the pier, very artistic! And the frozen lake reminds me of home. Ducks are so fun to watch, especially feeding!

To respond to your comment about the Atlantic, it has been particularly rough the last two weeks with rip tides and Portuguese Man of War jellyfish.

fredamans said...

The lake in your local park is so serene. I would go there often.

Alexia said...

Great shots, Gilly - like you, I love being by the water. That waterfall is stunning, and I like your calm lake very much, with or without ducks. I hope you get a watery holiday this year!

Karen S. said...

I know the best bodies of water captures are right here! I am so homesick for free flowing water, and no more frozen lakes!

DougPhoto2009 said...

Gilly, enjoyed viewing the Gerainger Fjord waterfall. Thanks for sharing.

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

I love those willows hanging out over the water on your local lake.

Bob Scotney said...

I recognised that Norwegian waterfall. I would prefer the smoothness of that lake to the wake of you boat.