Memorial Day in the US is the traditional start to summer, which brings throngs of people to lakes, rivers and oceans.

Perhaps, but not in 2020…

…as the threats of exposure and illness from the coronavirus keep people home and away from their favorite leisure spaces.

Even as most US states have opened up for some recreational activities, social distancing and closed parking lots to beaches, trails and parks may still keep people away.

This week’s Sunday Stills photo challenge theme is waterworld. If you are one of the lucky ones who can enjoy being in or around the water, tell us about your favorite water world. Show us in recent photos. Can’t enjoy the water where you live? Share your favorite water photos from your archives.

Did you know…? “About 71 percent of the Earth’s surface is water-covered, and the oceans hold about 96.5 percent of all Earth’s water.”

Water Science School

Our seasonal windsurf campground in the Sacramento River Delta opened this weekend with rules for social distancing in place. Not hard to keep your distance while sailing or paddling…in light wind conditions…

Beginner windsurfers enjoy a light wind day for practice
Social Distancing

Or in 40 mph winds!

Trio of Sailors Windsurfing

After a busy day on the water, we can enjoy the sunset,

Molten Delta Sunset

…then wake to a new day.

Quiet Delta Morning

Some more of my favorite places to play in and around the water.

From Northern California’s Lake Tahoe, Lake Natoma and Yosemite National Park…

Boats in Tahoe Marina
Tahoe Keys Marina
The dock at Lake Natoma
Lake Tenaya, Yosemite National Park
Lake Tenaya, Yosemite National Park

…heading South to San Diego Harbor,

Shelter Island Marina San Diego
Shelter Island Marina San Diego

to Baja, Mexico in the Sea of Cortez…

In the Sea of Cortez
Weightless water
La Ventana, Baja Mexico

…and Westward to the Hawaiian Islands…

SUPing the waves
Wave Paddling, Hilo Bay
Hilo Surfers
Hilo Surfers

We enjoy life and live in a Water World!

Please wear a life jacket. Or borrow one.

Kids Don't Float

For Sunday Stills this week, show us your own water world and what you love about it!

May is National Water Safety Month

May is National Water Safety Month. Please stay safe in and around the water.


Thank you to the servicemen and women who have sacrificed for our country.

The sunset photo is submitted for Jude’s Photo Challenge.

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55 thoughts on “Sunday Stills: Life in a #Waterworld

  1. I hope you’re able to get out on the water today, Terri. I’ll be heading out for a swim in an hour or so. Our beach parks are open again so it’s much easier to get in now. Ironically, my post for this one is probably the wordiest post I’ve ever done, but I couldn’t pass the connection up! It’s Maybe I’ll put together some in-the-water photos for tomorrow.

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  2. Fantastic signature icon, Terri! Your love of the water shines through in this post. I’m so glad for you and Hans that your Delta campground opened up. Phew! Hopefully, your last months in California bring you extra joy! Sending you happiness moments in the water world. 🙂

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  3. I love the header on this post, Terri. Have you been playing with photoshop?

    As a non-swimmer, I’m not a fan of the water. I’m happier with my feet firmly on the ground. I’ve had swimming lessons, but the water terrifies me. I’ve been told it’s all about confidence, but that’s something I lack when in or on water. I don’t mind a paddle in the sea, but when the water comes up to my knees, that enough for me.

    However, I’ve always loved living near the sea. I love walking along the shore, especially on windy days. I also enjoy the smell and the sound of the sea. It’s very calming.

    Have a lovely week.

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    1. I totally understand, Hugh, and it’s smart to have a healthy respect for any body of water. Even a seasoned swimmer should wear a lifevest in rivers, lakes and oceans. That image came from the Color planet app, one that I colored. I wish I had a shot like that of my own.

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