I love the travel themes provided by the fun travel blog, Where’s my backpack? I don’t always participate in the weekly themes, but some I find inspirational. This week the theme is about the meeting of water and land. I have lived by the water most of my life. Right now I live in a land-locked area, so maybe that’s why I find this week’s theme so compelling. I miss living by the water. Here are some of my favorite water images from around the world.
Tobago, looking north over the island
The view of the Hudson River and Atlantic Ocean from the top of the Empire State Building, New York City
The Oasis in the desert at Huacachina, Peru
Looking out over the Strait of Juan de Fuca at Port Townsend, WA. You can see the outline of Canada in the hazy horizon.
The Mediterranean Sea crashing into the sea wall at Xania, Crete
The Riverwalk in San Antonio, Texas on a beautiful, golden morning.
Victoria Harbor, Hong Kong Island
Flamenco Beach on the island of Culebra. It is a small island off the eastern coast of Puerto Rico. And yes, that is a rusted old tank sitting on the beach.
The Grand Canal and Rialto Bridge in Venice, Italy
There is something so soothing and magical about the intersection between land and water. Even stormy seas crashing into the coast make me feel happy to be alive, witnessing such a glorious site. Here’s to coastlines whether big or small!