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WQW #21: Water Fun in the Sun

“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.


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.

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


  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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Hi, I'm Marsha Ingrao, a retired educator and wife of a retired realtor. My all-consuming hobby is blogging and it has changed my life. My friends live all over the world. In November 2020, we sold everything and retired to the mile-high desert of Prescott, AZ. We live less than five miles from the Granite Dells, four lakes, and hundreds of trails with our dog, Kalev, and two cats, Moji and Nutter Butter. Vince's sister came with us and lives close by. Every day is a new adventure.

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