Wednesday, 30 July 2014

L is for Landlubber - The Alphabet Photography Project

view of Orford Quay suffolk from small boat

I have written about my weekend away in Orford, Suffolk a few times this week so I apologise that this is yet another picture from this trip but it really was an amazing break with some lovely friends.

So I chose to use L as landlubber as we spent most of the weekend doing boaty things and I realised that I am a total landlubber! My friend has been involved in sailing most of her life and she made sure we were safe at all times but I was still glad of my life jacket as I was convinced I was going to fall in the water at some point.

The picture is the view from the little boat we used to head to a beach on the Spit just across from Orford Quay, and to get to another larger boat where we had a fabulous picnic.

I am very proud to report I actually didn't go overboard at any time (well, not in an actual physical sense. I tend to go a bit overboard generally in life). I even managed to stay dry when I had to transfer from the little rowing boat onto the bigger boat with sails.

I am not going to share the pictures of me in a lifejacket - I did consider L is for lifejacket but I am already quite chunky in the midriff area (midriff - that sounds like a sailing term - hoist the midriff!) and I was dismayed to realise the lifejacket did not help me look any more slender or elegant. And it was orange which is not a good colour for my skin tone.

Yep - like I said. L is for landlubber.


15 comments:

  1. I am so with you on that one! Great post and lovely photo from one confirmed Landlubber to another. All the best, Bonny

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  2. Love those cotton wool clouds in your photo and a great word for your L :)

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    1. The clouds are amazing aren't they? We were so lucky with the weather that weekend. Thanks for stopping by.

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  3. What a stunning capture and I have a thing about clouds, and the clouds on this shot are fabulous! x

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    1. The odd thing is I didn't even particularly notice the clouds at the time but they are gorgeous aren't they!

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  4. haha you are funny! but I agree lifejackets are not the most flattering attire in any circumstance. Lovely photo and it's great to see the east coast looking so pretty :-) #AlphabetPhoto

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    1. Team them with what I thought was a jaunty peaked cap but what I now realise was a fashion disaster and those pics are never going to see the light of day!

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  5. Lifejackets. Never made it as a fashion accessory. Thank goodness!! Beautiful sky and clouds too. Sounds like a lovely break. #AlphabetPhoto

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    1. It really was a wonderful weekend. Thanks for dropping by

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  6. Rather you than me - I hate the water! I am with you on being a definite landlubber! Great choice :D

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    1. Thanks - I'm not a great swimmer so was a bit nervous!

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  7. Haha! Love the photo, I'm a little awkward around boats too :)

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    1. I felt SO awkward. And my friend was so professional. Total landlubber here!

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  8. What a great post Afra, sounds like you had a wonderful time in Suffolk. I'm here now albeit in a different place, great part of the world. Thank you for sharing with #alphabetphoto

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