Wednesday, 4 September 2013

Sepia Saturday - Peaceful Waters


 
 
                                              
Sepia Saturday give bloggers an opportunity to share their family history and memories through photographs.

Boat pictures  and images of solitude don't appear among my family photographs, so instead I am taking readers on a journey into peaceful, calming waters - so sit back, relax, and dream on.

 
A lone canoeist on the River Teviot in Hawick in the Scottish Borders.
  
 
 
Two views here of Loch Awe in Argyll on the west coast of Scotland, taken in a misty  May.  
 The loch, at 21 miles long,  is the third largest freshwater loch in Scotland.
 
 
 
 
 
Ullswater in the Lake District
 


Approaching the Isle of Mull
 
Mull  is the second largest island in  the inner Hebrides.   The Mull Song  says it all:

'The Isle of Mull is of isles the fairest,
Of ocean's gems 'tis the first and rarest;
Green grassy island of sparkling fountains,
Of waving woods and high tow'ring mountains."
 
 
Leaving Mull
 
 

Loch Etive, near Oban, Argyll, looking north towards Glencoe. 
 Not quite alone as there are seals basking on the rocks. . 

 
Meander across to THIS POINT  to find other tales from fellow Sepians. .
 

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19 comments:

  1. There's just something about water - whether it's the ocean, a lake, a lazy river, or a babbling brook (or burn) - that can create such a complete feeling of calm contentment - as though, in simply viewing it, you have, in that moment, bonded with it. It's an innate part of our nature, I guess. Or maybe I feel that way because I've always lived near lakes & rivers & such. I wonder if people who live in desert areas feel that way when they view awesome expanses of desert?

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  2. Beautiful photos of Loch Awe. There's nothing quite like an expanse of quiet water.

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  3. Great reminders of holidays in Scotland. When we were in Hawick one January the river was iced over and kids were running on it - quite a novelty for two Australians.

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  4. I enjoyed canoeing when I was younger. My favorite part was really the trees on shore, whether seeing them from the canoe or sitting among them on shore.

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  5. The scenery looks very relaxing and peaceful. Mountains and water, what more could anyone want?

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  6. Oh I remember being on those wide open waters in the Scottish Highlands a few years ago. Wonderful experience.

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  7. What a beautiful set of photos - I want to visit now!

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  8. A beautiful set of photos. So calming.

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  9. Views like Loch Awe and the Lakes I can appreciate but not from a boat.

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  10. Loch Awe is aptly named...it's beautiful; that photo is amazing.

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  11. All wonderful photos Sue, but that first picture of Loch Awe with the reflection is lovely - like a watercolour painting.

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  12. Nice picture of the kayak-er --- looks cold, as the paddler is all bundled up -- or possibly it gets more turbulent and turnovers are a possiblity. Nice photo, and nice set of photos -- calls my name.

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  13. That first view of Loch Awe is very nicely framed. Good shot.

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  14. Beautiful photos. You look at them and you would understand how they inspire great poems and stories. Ullswater in the Lake District reminds me of Beatrix Potter.

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  15. You do make me want to pack my bags and GO!

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  16. Thank you to everyone for such lovely comments. It was a "calming" post to compose.

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  17. My wife and I took our summer holiday this year up to the far north of Scotland. I was impressed by how the lochs almost merge into the sea. Very dramatic water all around. It inspired us to return for a longer visit.

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  18. Such serenity and beauty. thanks!

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  19. And relaxing this tour surely was...

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