Travel Theme: Stones

By Vladimir Brezina

IMGP6389 cropped smallAilsa’s travel-themed photo challenge this week is Stone.

Kayaking along the glaciated shores of Long Island, Block Island, and Cape Cod, it’s hard to miss the many glacial erratic boulders that dot the shoreline. Some are cool green stones awash in the sea. Others, more exposed, are the favorite perches of cormorants and human fishermen…

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46 responses to “Travel Theme: Stones

  1. I love your photography! These are gorgeous shots. Thank you for sharing!

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  2. Stunning photographs. The rock (stone) outcrops give the sea/sky a haunting quality.

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  3. Those moss(kelp?) covered stones are neat! I woudn’t have guessed anything green could live on coastal erratic rocks like that. I’ll have to keep an eye for ’em out next time I’m on the water. Beautiful shots, as always.

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  4. I love this post. The sea is so important for us humans.
    All the best,
    Hanna

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  5. oureverydayadventures365

    Looks like a great paddle. Thanks for sharing

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  6. Wow!!! Especially the last shot! Beautiful rocks.

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  7. Beautiful photographs. Love your blog.

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  8. I love your photos!!!

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  9. Lovely, just lovely! I loved every photo.

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  10. The ocean is a magical place..no matter where in the world!

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  11. I love that your perspective (not surprisingly) sees these stones from sea-level. They seem so lost, and so beautiful.

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  12. Birds always seem to find stones to rest on. :)

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  13. I’m so glad you’re brave enough to take your camera kayaking! The photos, as usual, are beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

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  14. Magical shots! What a beautiful world! Thanks for sharing.

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  15. Ever feel like standing at the front of the kayak and shouting ‘I’m on top of the world!’ ?
    Kidding. These are fabulous!

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    • Shouting takes too much energy ;-) At the end of the day, it’s a complicated feeling—a mix of relief from tension after having landed safely, but at the same time regret that the day’s paddle is over, and the less pleasant chores of setting up camp are awaiting…

      Thanks!!

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  16. Fascinating, especially that you can get out on them. I can imagine primitive people thinking these must be left over from the gods, somehow.

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    • You can get out on some of them, but most of the time there wouldn’t be much point. The one from which the two guys were fishing might be an exception—it was pretty far out, off a point, in current where fish might hang out… like being in a boat offshore :-)

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  17. Some stones!! ;-)

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  18. It looks like I missed this when it was first published but I really like this gallery.

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  19. I would have called them “moss”-covered rocks, but you already explained they are “alga rocks” – those are my favorite rocks! I saw lots of those green tinged rocks along the Scottish coast, for the first time. Interesting to see them here as well…

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