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Sort of #SundayStills Beach Castles

In a landlocked province can I actually pull together a blog challenge about beaches? With the added internal challenge of no new media files…oh and in a timely fashion seems it is a weekly challenge.

Saskatchewan is home to 100,000+ lakes. Apparently they aren’t even all named.  Si finding a beach here isn’t as hard as some might imagine. The lakes don’t run to the warm side but we are a hardy populace that survives -40 so what’s a cold lake on a hot day!

Canada also has a lot of lakes and a significant amount of ocean shore line. In fact according to the world atlas site Canada has the longest shore line in the world. So that’s a lot of beaches. Add to that the 2 million (no I didn’t type that wrong!) lakes and finding beach photos should be easy right? They might not be the typical sand beach but they all qualify. From one coast to the other but not the Arctic Ocean. That’s still on the bucket list.

Then of course there are the the beaches around the world that we been at. We rarely sit to relax on them as there is always more to see but I do try to swim at a few of them. Turns out the North Atlantic is as cold as our lakes!

I pulled it all together without any new media files as I knew I could but (saw that coming didn’t you?) I really wanted to use a specific picture for the feature imagine. It turns out that our Portugal trip was before I started blogging so I had none of those photos in my media file. The beaches were wonderful and worthy of being included for sure!

Those are some of my favourite beaches. Do you have a special place you love to go?



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19 thoughts on “Sort of #SundayStills Beach Castles

  1. Wow a lunar rainbow that seems amazing. How smart you are to point out that the beaches must relate to water and how important water is to the world. Thanks for the thoughtful comment. It was good to hear from you Aiva


  2. Water is, of course, the essence of life on our planet but, with the exception of the oceans and maybe our favourite local fishing holes, many of us don’t often consider how truly epic water can be. There are countless bodies of water dotting planet Earth that are breathtaking, terrifying, filled with life or entirely absent of it. From the fjords in western Norway enjoyed on a car ferry and swimming with jellyfish in the South Pacific to seeing a lunar rainbow arc over Victoria Falls in Africa and hiking around colour-changing lakes in Indonesia, there are many epic bodies of water for us to enjoy 🙂 Thanks for sharing and have a good day 🙂 Aiva xx


  3. Honestly I think many of the best beaches are beside an alpine lake, Bernie, who needs an ocean? 😁 Gorgeous pics and I’m pleased you could find a gallery full of beautiful beaches. Have a wonderful week!


    1. Thanks once again for hosting. I always feel slightly skewed for posting a Sunday stills on a Wednesday but it took a few days for media hunting. Plus then I just HAD to add the castle on the beach! Hope you are enjoying your trip. Now I am off to the next challenge post! Bernie

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  4. Immediately I knew that you would pull off this challenge. And you did so brilliantly, Bernie. I love beaches and have been fortunately to visit many diverse ones. Still, my favourite beach is less than a 15 minute walk from my home. When the tide is out, it is simply heaven!


    1. How funny Donna your mind decided before mine! Thanks for the compliment about the post. It was fun except for the time spent in the media archive just waiting for files to load. Is your home beach Rathtrevor or the main one near the center of town? Love them both! Got our wedding photos taken at the main beach in fact. Bernie


  5. Any body of water is special to me, for different reasons. The sea around southern Barbados for the warm clear waters and variety of reef fish; Ontario lakes and rivers for their scenic and recreational opportunities (same for Vancouver Island); VI Pacific Ocean for it’s power and abundance of life; VI Salish Sea for it’s lesser power but still abundant life; all of them for their beauty and majesty.



    1. Great answer Deb. Yes besides what beaches give to us they also give to life. Ah the warm ocean….maybe it’s time to plan one of those trips! Will you this year?

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  6. Carmel-by-the Sea, Big Sur and Point Reyes National Seashore, Mangawhai Heads and Tahuninui Beach in NZ, Sombrio Beach on Vancouver Island and so many more. As landlocked Albertans, we can not get enough of the ocean. Happy Thursday Bernie. Allan


    1. Oh that’s interesting that yours are all ocean beaches. Oh gosh New Zealand has the BEST beaches. Hm… this winter I must do a travel post about our trip there as we just got all the photos digitized. Do you ever think about moving that way or getting a winter spot out near the ocean? Bernie

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      1. I would love to live in NZ. I know of a few people who split their year between NZ and Canada. As a retired person, I could not become a citizen, as they are looking for people to add value to their work force. Hope to head down there as soon as travel is safer (next year?) A


    1. Oh I bet the water is cold there Pam! I’ve never spent any time on the Great Lakes. On the list for future Canada travels. As a farm kid we didn’t travel in the summer very often and I always thought kids who got to go the lake were pretty lucky. Bernie

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