Friday Photo Challenge

Today’s theme for the Friday Photo Challenge is waterways, so I’ve searched through my photos for rivers, canals, streams, lakes…View over Derwentwater from Catbells

…of course the view from Catbells was going to be here somewhere! This is taken half way down, looking over Derwentwater towards Skiddaw on the left and Blencathra in the middle at the back.

Over on the other side of the world, this is the river in Adelaide, looking across to the cricket ground.

Keswick Landing Stage

There’s lots of ways to enjoy the lake, rowing boats, canoes, launches, or just walking round Derwentwater. It’s always very peaceful round the lake as there is a strict speed limit, no speedboats allowed. It’s also the only lake in Cumbria (I think) that you can actually walk all the way round on footpaths.

This is the River Wharfe in Otley, looking very peaceful in this photo but it can be a raging torrent!

Ullswater with the rain coming across.

Catherine Parr Oak

This is a beautiful oak tree in Thorp Perrow Arboretum near Bedale, reflecting in the water below.

More reflections and more photos of the River Wharfe, this time a few miles further upstream at Bolton Abbey. Luckily there is a footbridge next to the stepping stones!

A couple of miles further up is the Strid, where the river goes through a very narrow but very deep gorge.


A different kind of waterway, this is the Leeds Liverpool canal near Skipton.

Gaping Ghyll 3

This photo is taken inside Gaping Ghyll, a huge underground cavern, big enough to fit a minster in! A couple of times a year you can be hoisted down a rope on a chair, past the waterfall! I think you can just make out the chair coming down top right of the photo. The light on the waterfall looked amazing.

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Finally a peaceful photo of a heron flying across the canal, we saw him several times during our canal trip and I finally managed to take a photo as he took off.

The Friday Photo Challenge is organised by Postcard from Gibraltar, why not follow the link to see more waterways.


About craftycreeky

I live in a busy market town in Yorkshire with my husband, kids, dogs and chickens. I love trying new crafts, rediscovering old ones, gardening, walking...anything creative really I started this blog after my New Year resolution worked so well. My resolution (the first one I've ever kept!) was to post a photograph of my garden on Facebook every day. My hope was that I would then see what was good in the garden and not just weeds and work, which was my tendency. The unexpected side-effect was that I have enjoyed many more hours in the garden. I am hoping that 'The Crafty Creek' will have the same effect. Happy creating!
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5 Responses to Friday Photo Challenge

  1. Laura says:

    Gorgeous photos! Wish I could visit every one!

    Liked by 1 person

  2. wybrow1966 says:

    Love the shot of the heron!

    Liked by 1 person

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