July 13, 2015

Travel Theme: Land Meets Water

Some of the most spectacular locations on earth are found in that ever-shifting zone where land and water meet. And a rugged coastline certainly adds to the drama. When I see this photo of St. Peter Church in Portovenere I can still feel the tour boat heaving beneath me.



Portovenere, Italy


This photo of Via Krupp on the island of Capri was taken on dry land, although I was looking down from a dizzying height at the top of the cliff.



Capri, Italy



There's no escaping the rugged terrain of Italy's Cinque Terre coast, even in the few pockets of sand. Monterosso al Mare has the region's largest beach and it comes with a unique view.



Monterosso al Mare, Italy


The coastline of France's sunny Cote d'Azur seems a little more tame in comparison. Perhaps it's a result of the many lavish estates that have taken over Cap Ferrat and the surrounding hillsides. 



Cap Ferrat, France



Much of southern France is rugged, like the rocky banks of the Gardon River near the Pont du Gard aqueduct in Languedoc-Roussillon. But this doesn't stop people from making the most of the river's recreational opportunities.



Gardon River near the Pont du Gard, France



Many of my favourite travel memories are of places where land meets water. Visit Where's my backpack? for more photos and news on next week's travel photo theme. 

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