Thursday’s Special

Paula’s (Lost in Translation) challenge this week is Inflated

A wet sheet and a flowing sea,
A wind that  follows fast
And fills the white and rustling sail
And bends  the gallant mast;

~ Allan Cunningham


Yachts on Lac Léman (Lake Geneva) at Montreux were struggling to catch any breeze to inflate their sails.


and the strange low mist / cloud gave the impression that they were floating in the sky.

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I have lived in the UK for most of my life, but when young I definitely had wanderlust and even ended up living in South Africa for several years which was a wonderful experience. I now look forward to a long and leisurely retirement doing what I like most - gardening, photography, walking and travelling.

41 thoughts on “Thursday’s Special”

    1. We had a lovely long weekend in Montreux but most of the time there was cloud over the lake so we didn’t see the mountains over on the French side. On our last day the cloud lifted, but there was still a low one floating over the lake. Quite surreal.

  1. Ditto to all the comments above. I’ve never seen a photo quite like this with virtually no horizon. Those are 2 stunning photos!

    1. Glad you like them Jo. It was quite a sight. Not sure if there was supposed to be a race, but there was hardly any wind so no-one was going anywhere fast!

  2. So utterly dreamy. Sort of soothing image to have on one’ s screen saver. Would then never log on or in to anything else. And now for some reason the BBC’s shipping forecast theme has just butted in. That’s definitely got to go…I mean there’s drifting and drifting 🙂

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