[Photo Journal/ A-Z Photo Challenge] R is for River View



It is Tuesday in our part of the world. Time for Frizztext’s A-Z Photo Story Challenge. Letter this week is R and I share a few river view photographs taken from a few weeks back when we took a Ferry Boat Ride to experience a Day Tour trip in Batam, Indonesia.

River View Photographs Enroute to Batam Indonesia


“May what I do flow from me like a river, no forcing and no holding back, the way it is with children.” 
― Rainer Maria Rilke


“I spent uncounted hours sitting at the bow looking at the water and the sky, studying each wave, different from the last, seeing how it caught the light, the air, the wind; watching patterns, the sweep of it all, and letting it take me.
The sea.” 
― Gary PaulsenCaught by the Sea


“There’s nothing––absolutely nothing––half so much worth doing as messing about in boats.” 
― Kenneth GrahameThe Wind In The Willows


“That’s what sailing is, a dance, and your partner is the sea. And with the sea you never take liberties. You ask her, you don’t tell her. You have to remember always that she’s the leader, not you. You and your boat are dancing to her tune.” 
― Michael MorpurgoAlone On A Wide Wide Sea


“You have to understand the sea, he said, to listen to her, to look out for her moods, to get to know her and respect her and love her. Only then can you build boats that feel at home on the sea.” 
― Michael Morpurgo, Alone On A Wide Wide Sea

Myra is a Teacher Educator and a registered clinical psychologist based in Al Ain, United Arab Emirates. Prior to moving to the Middle East, she lived for eleven years in Singapore serving as a teacher educator. She has edited five books on rediscovering children’s literature in Asia (with a focus on the Philippines, Malaysia, India, China, Japan) as part of the proceedings for the Asian Festival of Children’s Content where she served as the Chair of the Programme Committee for the Asian Children’s Writers and Illustrators Conference from 2011 until 2019. While she is an academic by day, she is a closet poet and a book hunter at heart. When she is not reading or writing about books or planning her next reads, she is hoping desperately to smash that shuttlecock to smithereens because Badminton Is Life (still looking for badminton courts here at UAE - suggestions are most welcome).

6 comments on “[Photo Journal/ A-Z Photo Challenge] R is for River View

  1. What an inspiring collection here, Myra! Each picture/quote combination is wonderful. I love the Rilke quote, “no forcing and no holding back, the way it is with children.”
    Thanks for sharing. Wishing you calm, sparkling seas today.


  2. dear Myra GB,
    I daily read your reply you gave to me at
    I put it into my blurb book as an example of
    how important blog comments can be:
    fragments and feedbacks – at the blog flickrcomments …


    • FrizzT you are very brave to share your “C” story in your blog. I think a lot of people think it was a happy wonderful time for the German people so its important that we hear the stories of what happened to children like you during the war.


  3. Catherine Johnson

    How peaceful! Great photos and great quotes, Myra.


  4. Interesting views of the city. I was surprised to see all those amazing new buildings
    I love the Kenneth Grahame quote from The Wind In The Willows


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