Here I am chilling out with a scrummy breakfast and catching up on the last episode of “Poldark” which somehow I missed…don’t worry I won’t say a word about what happened just in case you are planning to watch it at some point.
The photo prompt from Meet The Bloggers just popped up on my screen and I thought I would take a closer look at the photo.
Share photos or stories of how you chill out
There is no doubt that for me water definitely helps me to chill out. I am a total water baby! My sisters and I were competition swimmers…but for the most part now swimming helps me to relax. I had a taste of scuba diving in Turkey – extraordinary! I would love to have the opportunity to try that again…and again and again!
I love boats. Any kind of boat really. Some of my friends own narrow boats which they keep moored on nearby canals. Many a blissfully peaceful afternoon has been spent on the canal. Other friends have sailing boats which which we have used on holidays up in the Lake District. Or I love just hiring a rowing boat with a friend and relaxing in the middle of a lake.
Dream of a life-time: building a boat with my husband (who as of yet is an enigma and does not know I exist) and then sailing around the whole world as slowly as possible so we can get to know everyone along the way.
When I zoomed in on the middle of the photo I spotted a pelican…which sent my mind down this direction:
At the moment circumstances do not allow me to build a boat…but I still make sure I spend plenty of time near water and boats. One of my top films of all time is “Finding Nemo” (I may have mentioned this once or twice before, but how could I resist giving it another mention with a photo prompt like this?)
Apparently, an oyster catcher is sitting on top of the boat in the photo above. But when I first looked at it I thought it was a seagull. Which again brought me back to “Finding Nemo“.
Seagulls are one of the few animals that I am not on the friendliest terms with. I always found them a bit intimidating on trips to the seaside…but after we were mugged in Llandudno (in North Wales) by a gang of seagulls – they are really in my bad books.
Alright, maybe “mugged” is a bit of an exaggeration. But they were flying into us and trying to seize our sandwiches out of hands while we were eating lunch. We have a video of a seagull who glided in and snatched a chicken drumstick out of the hand of a friend of ours and flew down to the wooden boards of the pier and tucked into it, just a few feet away from where we were sitting.
Ha – feathered friend indeed! More like feathered foe! So yes…I feel totally chillaxed when I am near water…until any seagulls appear that is!
via Tuesday Photo Prompt – Chill Out — Word of the Day Challenge