October CMMC Letter Q or U in the word

Cee Neuner’s Midweek Madness Challenge (CMMC) this week is for something with the letter Q or the letter U. Do visit Cee’s blog to see her photos and links to other participants’ photos.

Whitehaven harbour has a number of quays, which have names including Sugar Tongue – a reference to the cargo which was unloaded there in times past. Now the harbour is used for fishing and leisure.

View of Whitehaven Harbour
One of the quays at Whitehaven Harbour

My photo was taken with my phone on a bright day in October. There is a lot to look at. In the foreground is a juvenile gull and a sculpture C2C marking the start of the Coast to Coast cycle route. The wavy line and the crow’s nest were part of a regeneration scheme for the harbour. In the background older buildings around the harbour are visible. It was a perfect day for reflections. I was there to look at the swans.

Birds near Derwentwater

These photos were taken on the same day as the oak tree in the previous post. Most of the birds are water birds on or near Derwentwater. However I cannot remember visiting the area without seeing lots of robins. I have pictures of two, but one of them is rather camouflaged. Swans are notorious for putting their heads under the water just as the shutter opens! There were lots of ducks and geese. We saw geese swimming, flying and walking.

All creatures great and small

I have picked out two photos for this week’s Photo Challenge from the Daily Post – Scale.

Whitehaven Harbour
Whitehaven Harbour

The first is the view of Whitehaven from the viewing gallery at the Beacon Museum on a dull day in August. Can you find the swans?

Flummoxed frog
Flummoxed frog

The second photo is a frog. It had jumped down from a raised flowerbed and seemed to be wondering if it could jump up 2 feet or more. The yellow spot is a leaf, which had stuck to it.