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.

Whitehaven in the autumn

Whitehaven is a Georgian town on the Cumbrian coast. Long ago it was the most important port for ships bound for America (ahead of Liverpool). This year the parks department has excelled itself, keeping St Nicholas Gardens looking colourful as well as filling every public space with begonias in containers.

One day I went looking for autumn colour in Trinity Gardens. Occasionally I stop to take photos in passing. The curled-up swans stopped me in my tracks.