#SundayStills ~ Bodies of Water #Nature #Landscape #Scenery #Photography

I’m delighted to be hosting Sunday Stills for Terry Webster Schrandt during August while she takes a blogging break.

This week’s theme is bodies of water. The header photo is the Helford river in Cornwall. It’s fed by several creeks, one of which is Frenchman’s Creek. The picturesque small town of Helford on the river bank was a busy port centuries ago. In later years, during the Napoleonic wars, the creeks provided an avenue for smugglers and pirates, and was the inspiration for Daphne du Maurier’s novel.

The two photos below are of the river Avon as it flows though the medieval town of Stratford-upon-Avon, also famous for being the birthplace of Shakespeare.

The Menai bridge straddles the Menai Strait, a narrow channel of water which separates Anglesey from the mainland of Wales, with Snowdonia in the background. A dangerous stretch caused by the differing tides at each end which cause extremely strong currents.

The beautiful Kielder Water in Northumberland is a large man made reservoir, surrounded by the largest man made forest in Europe. The legend goes that a mining village lies in the depths, submerged when the lake was created. It is now one of the main attractions in Northumberland, with self catering lodges,  water sports, walking and cycling trails and is home to Kielder Observatory. The area is also a haven for many wildlife species.

The final two photos are of the Coquet river as it flows through the pretty village of Warkworth on its way to Amble and the sea.

Sunday Stills Photo Challenge Reminders

  • Please create a new post for the theme.

  • Title your post a little differently than mine.

  • Don’t forget to create a pingback to this post so that other participants can read your post. I also recommend adding your post’s URL into the comments.

  • Entries for this theme can be shared all week. Use hashtag #SundayStills for sharing on social media.

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  1. Water terrifies me, Cathy, but only when in or on it. However, I’m always happy to be stood on the land and watch it sparkle in the sunshine. I’m amazed by all the different colours water can be as well as how some of the sounds it makes help relax you.

    Lovely photographs on this post, but the one with Snowdonia in the background is truly a fantastic shot.


  2. Beautiful images Cathy, I especially love the Menai Bridge with Snowdonia in the background 💚 I’ll be joining the challenge later this week and wish you all a wonderful evening 🤗💖🐕 xxx

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  3. Gorgeous shots of those interesting bodies of water, Cathy! Looks like you’re having fun hosting SS! Glad to see consistent link ups. It is so hot here now, I would love to languish in any cool body of water! I would love to see the that river flowing through Stratford-on- Avon some day!

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