Travel theme: Land meets Water

It’s no secret I love the beach – although I actually prefer the rainy off-season when there are no tourists around and there’s less chance of sunburn! But this week I wanted to look at all places where water and land intersect, so that includes beaches like Kailua Bay in Hawaii

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…dramatic coastlines like the stunning Oregon Coast

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… legendary rivers like the Missouri

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… and the Mississippi

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… and great lakes set against hulking volcanoes like Reflection Lake by Mount Rainier …

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… and Lake Atitlán surrounded by the triumvirate of Tolimán , Atitlán and San Pedro volcanoes.

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Do you have a favourite spot where land meets water? If you would like to join in (everyone’s welcome!) here’s what to do:

  • Create your own post and title it Travel theme: Land meets Water
  • Include a link to this page in your post so others can find it too
  • Get your post in by next Thursday, as the new travel theme comes out on Friday
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xxx Ailsa

I am an intelligent river which has reflected successfully all the banks before which it has flowed by meditating only on the images offered by those changing shores. – Victor Hugo

I will arise and go now, for always night and day
I hear lake water lapping with low sounds by the shore;
While I stand on the roadway, or on the pavements grey,
I hear it in the deep heart’s core. – W.B. Yeates (The Lake Isle of Innisfree)

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About ailsapm

Hi there! I’m Ailsa Prideaux-Mooney. I’ve lived in many places, and travelled to many more. I had a lot of fun getting there and being there, wherever there happened to be at the time. I climbed a castle wall in Czesky Krumlov, abseiled down cliffs to go caving in the west of Ireland, slept on the beach in Paros, got chased by a swarm of bees in Vourvourou (ok that wasn’t fun, but it was exciting), learned flower arranging in Tokyo, found myself in the middle of a riot in Seoul, learned to snowboard in Salzburg, got lost in a labyrinth in Budapest and had my ice cream stolen by a gull in Cornwall. And I’m just getting started. If you’ve enjoyed what you’ve read so far, I’d love you to follow my travelogue - wheresmybackpack.com - and remember, anyone who tries to tell you it’s a small world hasn’t tried to see it all.
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125 Responses to Travel theme: Land meets Water

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  2. Sue says:

    Great selection, Ailsa! And I’m off to search my archives!

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    • ailsapm says:

      Wow, Tim, that almost looks otherworldly. Stunning shot. Cornwall is breathtaking at the best of times, your photography does it justice. xxx

  4. ledrakenoir says:

    All wonderrful captures… 🙂

  5. Jaspa says:

    Stunning, Ailsa! My post from Tuesday would have been perfect for this theme (https://jaspasjourney.wordpress.com/2015/07/07/the-ballestas-islands-perus-galapagos/). Now I’m going to have to come up with something else over the weekend!

  6. klara says:

    Great selection Ailsa. I specially like Reflection Lake – stunning!
    Here is my contribution:
    http://lessywannagohome.blogspot.be/2015/07/travel-theme-land-meets-water.html

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  11. adarling575 says:

    Hi! First time I’ve joined in here – this is my contribution: https://readingrunningcycling.wordpress.com/2015/07/10/travel-theme-land-meets-water/ – a couple of photos taken on a year away sailing.

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  14. Pickleope says:

    These are great. I grew up near the beach and now spend a lot of time on kayaks on lakes and rivers and bayous. So, these series of pictures really speak to my love of the water. I also love the Hugo quote. It has been a while since I’ve stopped by, please accept my apologies. I do love your posts.

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  17. goannasnake says:

    I didn’t realise how many photos I had that would fit this theme. Here’s just one: https://jennysotherstuff.wordpress.com/2015/07/11/travel-theme-land-meets-water-gorge-ous/

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  31. dyule2014 says:

    Wonderful Photos Ailsa Nice to see you again will all your Photos

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  38. I love the ocean and the beach. I have too many photos to count. Amazingly, they all look very different especially if taken in different vacation spots.
    Thanks for hosting.
    Isadora
    http://isadoraartandphotography.com/2015/07/12/travel-theme-land-meets-water/

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