Jul 11, 2009

guilty pleasures



All my life I've loved being on boats. I'm not a good swimmer but there's nothing greater than stopping by in a little cove to hang out, enjoy the view, read a little, sleep a little and dip into crystal waters in between. These outings, even though just once year, do make me feel guilty, seeing that most motor boats are terrible fossil fuel consumers and general polluters.



Here, however, is the end of a lazy afternoon, the captain ready to start and the dog tied up so that she won't fall into the water while the boat speeds towards the harbour to take us back to dinner.

For a range of summer pleasures visit Summer Stock Sunday and Scenic Sunday.

27 comments:

Postcards from Wildwood said...

It looks and sounds like a wonderful way to spend a warm day - and very scenic!
Janice.

ellievellie said...

Looks like a great adventure - big waters scare me - so I enjoy the view from land :) The dog seems at home on that boat and happy. May be it was the drink in that glass :)

Kitty said...

The dog is adorable - if a litte apprehensive looking!

Baruch said...

Both photos are awesome! I can tell the dog is a seasoned sailor ;)

Tricia said...

Awesome shots for Scenic Sunday! Beautiful views

elk said...

looks like a happy first mate!

bettyl said...

We all deserve a little guilty pleasure once a year! Thanks for taking us along!

Leora said...

Wonderful - love the top, with the tiny boat and wide sea, and the bottom, showing the relaxed dog. What a great way to enjoy summer.

Glennis said...

A huge amount of ocean to sail in, looks dreamy.
Dog must enjoy the big adventure too. Love his beard and whiskers.

Brit Gal Sarah said...

What a lovely way to while away a day, great shots.

Robin said...

There's nothing like being out on a boat on a summer afternoon. It just can't be beat.

Love the sailboat photo, great composition, it really highlights the vastness of the ocean and the tranquility of being out there on your own.

giftsofthejourney said...

You should come to Cornwall for a sail with us sometime. John is off to do a bit of sailing this morning in fact while I stay home to finish editing some wedding photographs.

We never use much fuel...mostly just the wind...so you could enjoy guilt free time on the water.

Bryan said...

Dinner after a lazy afternoon in a boat. that just sounds pleasant.

kaye said...

oh that is a lovely summer day :)
my summer stock photo can be seen here

Carletta said...

OH,I love the feeling of being out all alone that the first image evokes!
The doggie is a cutie. :)

Greyscale Territory said...

That looks like a great way to spend a lazy Sunday! Beautiful!

Angel.Pearls said...

Great shots!!//Eva

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Abe Lincoln said...

It looks like a perfect way to spend the day. Dog and all. Nice photographs.

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Dianne said...

the water is beautiful
and your furry co-captain is adorable

Tammie Lee said...

wonderful photos, wonderful adventure.

Joyce said...

Wish I could just fall into your photo and sail away:)
joyce

Dina ... UK said...

It looks and sounds super....
I love your little dog....priceless...;-)

Jessica The Rock Chick said...

Wow! I love going on boats! I know the waves and the motion make some people a little queasy or uneasy, but I just love the feeling. So calming!! Looks like you had a beautiful weather for your boat trip, too!!! Happy SUmmer Stock Sunday!!

Linnea W said...

Oh...I love these photos. I too love going out on the water on a boat. We have a little Boston Whaler and it is so enjoyable to get out and explore the water and islands. One of life's little pleasures! Cute dog!

Jientje said...

That's a beautiful boat you've got there! It looks and sounds like a wonderful way to spend the day!

amanda said...

Beuatiful shot, nothing to be guilty about just enjoy what you work so hard ofr, have a great summer.