“The river is within us, the sea is all about us;”

― T S Eliot

In spite of the fact that gas prices are on the rise, vacations and staycations will happen. The most popular destinations last year according to a CNBC post included typical sun-and-fun beach destinations affording fresh air and space for social distancing.

Featured Bloggers for WQW #20: Vacations

Thank you to those who participated.

IT’S EASY TO PLAY ALONG WITH #WQW

This weekly writing challenge runs from Wednesday through Tuesday at noon.

New this month: List your WQW blog post on InLinkz. Join our community to share and respond to quotes about the week’s topic. Topics for the year (subject to change) are listed on the WQW Page. Feel free to post weekly, or drop in from time to time – All are welcome. 

For More Ideas about Water Fun in the Sun

Definition of Water

This week’s water focus is on large bodies of water: lakes, oceans, and depending on how big your pool is…

If you are spending time in the water this summer, be sure to brush up on water safety. Terri Webster Schrandt offers some great tips.

My Choice Quotes for Water Fun in the Sun

“The sea, once it casts its spell, holds one in its net of wonder forever.”

– Jacques Yves Cousteau
“Look what I found – another round black rock.”

“Advice from the Ocean: Be shore of yourself. Come out of your shell. Take time to coast. Avoid pier pressure. Sea life’s beauty. Don’t get so tide down on work that you miss out on life’s beautiful waves.”

– Unknown

No teddy bears were injured in this picture.

 “The sea pronounces something, over and over, in a hoarse whisper; I cannot quite make it out.”

– Annie Dillard
A trio of birds listening to the ocean’s pronunciations

“A lake is a landscape’s most beautiful and expressive feature. It is Earth’s eye; looking into which the beholder measures the depth of his own nature.”

-Henry David Thoreau
Willow Lake’s landscape

“So lovely was the loneliness of a wild lake.”

-Edgar Allan Poe
Danger Quarry

Now it’s your turn.

Are you hoping to get wet this summer? Where? Please link one post and take time to read someone else’s link as well.

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Ongoing on Always Write

  • June Story Chat “The Backpack” by Aimer Boyz coming Tuesday, June 7.
  • PPAC – There’s still time to post on this week’s PPAC post until Thursday at noon.

62 responses to “WQW #21: Water Fun in the Sun”

  1. I’ve Got A Lovely Bunch of Coconuts and an FOTD – Wide Eyed Wonderings Avatar

    […] Cee’s FOTDMarsha’s WQW prompt “Water: oceans or lakes” […]

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    1. Marsha Avatar

      AWESOMEcontribution this week! 🙂

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    […] #21 (Writer’s Quotes Wednesdays) – “Water Fun in the Sun” The only rule is to have at least one quote in your post about the topic. Remember a song […]

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  3. wideeyedwanderingspoonie Avatar

    great quotes and fab shots! LOVE the advice from the ocean 🙂

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    1. Marsha Avatar

      Wasn’t that a fun quote? I had a good time finding shots to go with each part.

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    […] Marsha’s Writers Quotes Wednesday: Water and Lakes […]

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  8. Toonsarah Avatar

    I love those ocean puns and the photos you’ve selected to match them – very clever 🙂

    I don’t think my contribution quite fits your ‘water fun in the sun’ theme but it IS water so I hope you’ll forgive: https://www.toonsarah-travels.blog/gallery-i-must-go-down-to-the-seas-again/

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    1. Marsha Avatar

      Your photos and quotes work together perfectly. Gorgeous work, Sarah. 🙂

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      1. Toonsarah Avatar

        Thank you Marsha 😊

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  9. Gallery: I must go down to the seas again - Travel with me Avatar

    […] Writer’s Quote Wednesday (belatedly!) I’m sharing extracts from one of the best-known English language poems about the sea […]

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    1. Marsha Avatar

      Yay! I missed you! So did everyone else!

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  10. Humanity is like an Ocean – New2Writing Avatar

    […] Originally written in response to WQW – Ocean. […]

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  11. Kirstin Avatar

    I love your quotes and photos. Very cool with the inlinkz option. I loved the “Advice from the Ocean” that’s awesome. Thank you for hosting.

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    1. Marsha Avatar

      Thanks Kirstin!

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  12. Staarlz Avatar
    Staarlz

    How important is the hashtag # if I’ve included Writers Quotes Wednesdays in my tags? I forgot the # in my post 🙂

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  13. dgkaye Avatar

    Hi Marsha. Beautiful photos and loved the ocean quotes. 🙂 Hugs ❤

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    1. Marsha Avatar

      Thanks, Deb. When you coming to see us?

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      1. dgkaye Avatar

        Here on your blog? 🙂

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        1. Marsha Avatar

          No, Silly, in person!

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          1. dgkaye Avatar

            Lol. One day my friend. One day! 🙂

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          2. Marsha Avatar

            I’ll wait. Of course we can visit each other’s blogs, too. 🙂

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    1. Marsha Avatar

      Great post, Staarlz!

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  14. Ju-Lyn Avatar

    Love your captions … my favouite: avoid pier pressure!!! So funny!

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    1. Marsha Avatar

      I can’t take credit for them. I love that quote. I thought they were hilarious, too. 🙂

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  15. Cindy Georgakas Avatar

    Your pictures are just amazing Marsha!
    Love the captures so vivid and crisp.

    💖💖👏👏
    Awesome quote:
    “Be shore of yourself. Come out of your shell. Take time to coast. Avoid pier pressure. Sea life’s beauty. Don’t get so tide down on work that you miss out on life’s beautiful waves.”?

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    1. Marsha Avatar

      I loved that one.

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      1. Cindy Georgakas Avatar

        Thanks sooo much!💖

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  16. the eternal traveller Avatar

    I remember Manny flirting with danger on the balcony with that shell necklace! Lol!

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    1. Marsha Avatar

      He was such a rebel!

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      1. the eternal traveller Avatar

        I think Mr ET was encouraging him. 🙂

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        1. Marsha Avatar

          Mr. ET is a bit of a rebel himself. 🙂

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  17. Staarlz Avatar
    Staarlz

    I come here mostly for the quotations😊 Though I did Follow you from my previous blog, and participated a few times–I seem to be chronically hazy about the prompts. So here’s my question: for this one, could I write a poem, perhaps, about not being in the water but blissfully sitting close enough to enjoy the sound of rippling tide? And if so, should I include a quote (or quotes)? Thanks in advance–you have a most lovely blogsite!

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    1. Marsha Avatar

      Thank you so much for your lovely compliment, Staarlz. Yes, you can write a poem about sitting close to the water and enjoying the rippling tide. You need to include one quote that inspires your writing or thinking about water. Thanks for asking. 🙂

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      1. Staarlz Avatar
        Staarlz

        Thanks much for your response–I’m all about finding the quotes!🙂

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        1. Marsha Avatar

          I’m so glad! Can’t wait to see what you post.

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          1. Staarlz Avatar
            Staarlz

            You’re a blessing, thank you🙂

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          2. Marsha Avatar

            Thank you so much!

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          3. Staarlz Avatar
            Staarlz

            My pleasure.

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  18. Ally Bean Avatar

    Considering the torrential rains we’ve been having here, I’ve no doubt I’m going to get wet this summer. Thanks for asking!

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    1. Marsha Avatar

      You won’t need to visit a lake!

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  19. joylennick Avatar

    Loved the photos of the sea. I’m lucky to be retired in Spain, near to the Med, and, of a Sunday, we take the paper and read it by the shore, while listening to its many, soothing voices… Love it! Thank you. Cheers. xx

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    1. Marsha Avatar

      Joy, I’m extremely jealous! If i had my choices of places to live, it would be at the coast.

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  20. Terri Webster Schrandt Avatar

    Oh I cannot wait to get wet at Watson Lake (and others) with you and the gang in a few weeks, Marsha! I am compiling my SS post for this week and your post, as always, gave me some added inspiration. I have seen that advice from the ocean puns before, and I used to have an image of it somewhere. I like what you did with your own images! Glad Manny was not harmed, LOL!

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    1. Marsha Avatar

      Glad you liked it. You noticed that I posted your water safety posts without asking. I had to assume you wouldn’t mind!

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      1. Terri Webster Schrandt Avatar

        Not a problem! The more eyes on them the better!

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        1. Marsha Avatar

          I think so. I talked with our neighbor last night about pools in Phoenix. Apparently, in AZ it is legal not to have a fence around your pool. She said they have numerous drownings every year.

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          1. Marsha Avatar

            I know, it really is.

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      2. Terri Webster Schrandt Avatar

        I saw those but didn’t make the connection ;/

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        1. Marsha Avatar

          Sorry, I should have let you know or better yet, asked permission. 🙂

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          1. Terri Webster Schrandt Avatar

            Absolutely no worries!

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          2. Marsha Avatar

            Thanks so much, Terri. You write about water safety much better than I could after hours of study.

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  21. Cee Neuner Avatar

    Great water photos. 😀 😀

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    1. Marsha Avatar

      Thanks, Cee. Glad you liked them.

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