09 July 2014

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...is for imagination...


Does it look familiar?  Or just a load of rocks, water and boats?  If you have read any Arthur Ransome you will have come across this in one of his books.  I wanted to be the children in those books when I read them as a child, having adventures and camping over night on islands.  This is Wild Cat Island from the book Swallows and Amazons if you have the book look at chapter four, the picture caption is feeling their way in.  Whilst I had lots of amazing adventures as a child I had to wait until adulthood to have my own on the island, canoeing out to it for an explore.  You are not able to camp on it but we found a great beach on the lake to have our own camp out.  In real life this is Peel Island on Coniston Water a beautiful lake in the Lake District.

Joining in with the Alphabet Photography Project.

11 comments:

  1. Imagination is a wonderful thing and can take us to all sorts of places and make all sorts of adventures in the places we find ourselves in too. What fun!

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  2. Oh how wonderful. I absolutely loved all of the Arthur Ransome books when I was little. Such adventures!

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  3. Frustratingly, I never got ino the Swallows and Amazon book, but I would be up for the adventure of island exploring. A beautiful spot. #AlphabetPhoto

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  4. This looks like a beautiful place, and definitely something that would spark off the imagination. #alphabetphoto

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  5. How amazing! What a fabulous adventure :) I went for imagination too x #alphabetphoto

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  6. Imagination esp of kids makes the world a better place. More magical and more interesting =) #alphabetphoto

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  7. Imagination is a wonderful part of childhood, I love watching my son's imagination taking him on fantastic journeys #alphabetphoto

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  8. Beautiful photo. Imagination is such a great choice for 'I'. I love watching my childrens' imagination develop.

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  9. It's a beautiful spot! I don't have the books, but they sound like great fun :)

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  10. Oh wow what a wonderful spot this is, a fabulous place for feeding the imagination. Just lovely, thank you so much for sharing and joining in #alphabetphoto

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  11. Love this photo! :) Last week we were there! Really, really! We were camping 5 nights in Grizedale in the Lake District and we went for dinner one evening at the Sun Hotel in Coniston! :) We saw plenty of swallows while we were there and I photographed Ransome's gravestone. Now - I really ought to read the book!

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