Over at Create a Connection the Photo Thursday topic is water. Specifically, Nino asked for summer water images but it's winter here. Actually, it doesn't feel like winter as we have just had the warmest May on record.
I'm a bit late with this - that's the penalty for being asleep when the other half of the world is awake. I suspect the topic was posted while I slept on Thursday night, and then I've been at work all day.
Here are a couple of photos I took of the estuary, very near the open ocean, when I was returning from orienteering a couple of weekends ago. I had a little trouble with the second one as the sun was just off to my left, shining on the camera lens, but I thought the low afternoon sun was quite atmospheric.