The picture only recently came into my possession, othewise I'd have used it on my post two years ago, when I had a similar picture of my mum with her brother. As you see when you click on the link, she didn't look too happy either. Since then I have found similar craft on the web, as more images are made available through the commons, but it seems a rare sighting.
The image above was the nearest I could get to this week's Sepia Saturday prompt, a lone lady rowing out to sea. Was she trying to escape from something or someone? Did she have a romantic tryst away from prying eyes? Was she the sole survivor of a shipwreck? Was she merely lost?
At first I was reminded of Tennyson's tragic, 'Lady of Shalott', as 'The broad stream bore her far away", or rather the 1888 painting by John William Waterhouse, based on that poem.
It's safe to say that she wasn't too far from dry land or we would not have had this wonderfully atmospheric sepia image. Perhaps she too was hoping that the photo-shoot would soon be over and that someone would call, "Come in. Your time is up'.
This watercolour, of Derwentwater in the English Lake District, was painted many years ago by my Dad and is appropriately sepia-tinted.
Now, before my time runs out, let me remind you to visit Sepia Saturday this week and see what other contributors have made of the prompt. Regular Sepians may like to join us in our Facebook Group where we have almost as much fun.