Archive for June 9th, 2010


#160 archipelago scenes

160/365 archipelago scenes, originally uploaded by rosipaw.

Today’s Daily Shoot sent me to the seaside.

Place or find a subject floating on water today—boats, leaves, ice cubes, etc.—and make a photo!

Second summer homes, or summer cottages by the sea or a lake are most Finns’ dream. For some, the dream is ‘a floating cottage’ in the form of a boat. For others, it is an idyllic cottage with a sauna by the water, like you see on the opposite shore here. It’s a place of retreat from the hustle and bustle of working life. Somewhere where you can escape to have a quiet time and recharge your batteries in the lap of nature at weekends and during your summer holiday. The archipelago is a perfect place for boating people – there are thousands of islands to stop at and explore. July is the main summer holiday month over here, and as it was not the weekend, where I went today, all the boats were moored to the jetties.

We don’t own either – a boat or a cottage. We enjoy our freedom too much, often travelling during the summer. If you have a boat or a cottage, you feel tied to it, obliged to spend every free moment in it, to make the most of your investment. Luckily, we have family and friends who invite us over to their summer retreats, so we really have the best of both worlds.


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