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Weekly Topic Inspiration: Shoreline Adventures

  1. Simone Smith profile image91
    Simone Smithposted 5 years ago

    It's summer, and thank goodness for it.  Now we have full clearance to go swimming, rafting, surfing, sailing, and splashing about.  Seeing as 'tis the season for shoreline adventures, K9keystrokes had the brilliant idea of making that our newest Weekly Topic Inspiration subject!

    This week, we challenge you to write Hubs on all sorts of summer vacations and activities centered around water- be it in oceans, lakes, rivers, ponds, or very large puddles!

    Some keywords to play with: fun water sports, kids water activities, learn about water, summer lakes, summer on the lakes, summer lake rentals, lake country oregon, lake placid summer, summer lake resort, summer lake homes, summer lake apartments, lake tahoe activities in summer, summer river party, summer rivers, summers at the river, summer on the river, best family summer vacation, activities on water, activities to do in the summer, camp water activities, camp water games, camping games and activities, camping games for kids,  big bear lake, cabin lake tahoe, cabins on the lake in michigan

    These, of course, are only a couple of suggestions based on some basic poking around using the Google Keyword tool. 

    You can do your own poking around quite easily - here's how

    And of course, before possibly choosing one of these to use in a title or address as a subject, check out the competition by googling it and seeing if there are already high quality exact matches big_smile

    If you'd like to join in on this week's topic by writing a Hub, follow these steps:

    1)    Click here to visit this week's topic.
    2)    Click the green button "answer this question".
    3)    Click the gray button below the box (leave that empty) that says "make a Hub about it."
    4)    Give your Hub a very specific title, like Easy Summer Gardening Projects for Kids or Challenging Summer Activities for Teens
    5)    Create good quality original content that hasn't been covered before.
    6)    After you publish your Weekly Topic Inspiration Hub, come back to this forum thread and post a link to your Hub with a brief description of what you wrote about and why.

    For more information on the Weekly Topic Inspiration program, check out the Learning Center guide.

    Major props to K9keystrokes for putting this week's topic together.  But daaang... now all I want to do is go splash about in the sun!

    http://s2.hubimg.com/u/5063877_f260.jpg

    1. Paradise7 profile image86
      Paradise7posted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Here's the best summer vacation I ever had:  on Loon Lake in the Adriondacks.

      http://hubpages.com/hub/Loon-Lake?done

      1. K9keystrokes profile image92
        K9keystrokesposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Paradise, your definition of Loon Lake; as a "Sapphire in the palm of the forest" was perfection! I was transported to lakeside frolics and tree scented trails! Nicely done!

  2. K9keystrokes profile image92
    K9keystrokesposted 5 years ago

    I can hardly wait to read the refreshing shoreline (or water of any kind) vacation adventures for this week! Have fun everyone!
    Cheers!

    1. Denise Handlon profile image87
      Denise Handlonposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      smile

  3. Denise Handlon profile image87
    Denise Handlonposted 5 years ago

    What a great topic!  Perfect for summer.  Thanks K9keystrokes!

    1. K9keystrokes profile image92
      K9keystrokesposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Thank you Denise! I hope you have a blast!

      1. Denise Handlon profile image87
        Denise Handlonposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        lol  I love your little guys here, ! !  smile

      2. Paradise7 profile image86
        Paradise7posted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Those little guys are SO CUTE!!!

    2. Paradise7 profile image86
      Paradise7posted 5 years ago in reply to this

      I agree, perfect summer topic, I've got to browse around this thread, see where everybody else went to find water and summer fun.

  4. Mrs. Menagerie profile image81
    Mrs. Menagerieposted 5 years ago

    Can I nominate Denise and K9 for "most supportive hubbers?"  I always know I can count on them to read and comment/compliment in this forum!!!  So encouraging you two!

    1. Simone Smith profile image91
      Simone Smithposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Yeah, seriously! This thread has become super awesome. And we don't even have any fun summer-by-the-shore style Hubs yet!

    2. K9keystrokes profile image92
      K9keystrokesposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      MMMWWAAAHH! HubHugs for Mrs. Menagerie and Simone! Rest assured, Hubs are on their way Simone!

      1. Simone Smith profile image91
        Simone Smithposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        MUWHAHHWWHAHAAA! BWAHAHAAHAAA!!!

  5. Denise Handlon profile image87
    Denise Handlonposted 5 years ago

    Thanks you two, that's so sweet.  (Blush, blush)

  6. K9keystrokes profile image92
    K9keystrokesposted 5 years ago

    Bodega Bay offers some outstanding beach shoreline, as well as fantastic food, shopping and eye candy! Check it out at:
    http://hubpages.com/t/273918

    1. Denise Handlon profile image87
      Denise Handlonposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Read it and voted it across the board!

      1. K9keystrokes profile image92
        K9keystrokesposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        You rock DH; HubHugs!

    2. Simone Smith profile image91
      Simone Smithposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      This is so great!!  I didn't expect to see many local guides coming out of this topic, so this is a real treat!  I MUST go to Bodega Bay now big_smile

      1. K9keystrokes profile image92
        K9keystrokesposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Very cool Simone! Most of my hubs on this topic are pretty cali local adventures! 
        Having a blast on HubPages!

    3. Just Ask Susan profile image87
      Just Ask Susanposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Bodega Bay was an awesome read!

      1. K9keystrokes profile image92
        K9keystrokesposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Thanks Susan, I appreciate it! Had fun recalling our great time there!

  7. Randy Godwin profile image93
    Randy Godwinposted 5 years ago

    First I'll need a waterproof laptop.  smile

    1. Paradise7 profile image86
      Paradise7posted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Please guys, write some more summer fun on the water hubs!!!  I want more!  ( not too demanding, am I?)

      1. Simone Smith profile image91
        Simone Smithposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        No, surely not demanding enough!   I'll pitch in.

        C'MON GUYS!!! ME WANT WATER HUBSSSSS!!!!

        1. Paradise7 profile image86
          Paradise7posted 5 years ago in reply to this

          heheheh!

          1. celebritie profile image76
            celebritieposted 5 years ago in reply to this

            Lets go to Hawaii!!

  8. Denise Handlon profile image87
    Denise Handlonposted 5 years ago

    spam alert at jordan23club.  sad

  9. Just Ask Susan profile image87
    Just Ask Susanposted 5 years ago

    Great Inspiration Topic K9. I love water so I guess it is time to get busy and start writing.

    1. K9keystrokes profile image92
      K9keystrokesposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Can't wait to see what super cool hub you come up with Susan!

  10. Patty Inglish, MS profile image89
    Patty Inglish, MSposted 5 years ago

    Thanks to K9keystrokes! -- This is a fun topic, so here is my contribution to help me forget the heat -

    Exciting Summer Water Fun in Pensacola, America's First Settlement and a Dream Coast

    1. K9keystrokes profile image92
      K9keystrokesposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      I felt as if I had been transported to Pensacola via your words Patty...nice job!

    2. Denise Handlon profile image87
      Denise Handlonposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Interesting read, Patty. smile

  11. Mrs. Menagerie profile image81
    Mrs. Menagerieposted 5 years ago

    This may not be what most of you have in mind when you think "water adventures" but if you have boys (or brothers), I'll bet you can relate!

    http://hubpages.com/hub/Waterdog-to-Tiger-Salamander

    1. K9keystrokes profile image92
      K9keystrokesposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Coolest mom ever Mrs. M!

    2. Denise Handlon profile image87
      Denise Handlonposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      I think it qualifies nicely, Mrs. M--the pond experience is definitely listed here lol

      1. Simone Smith profile image91
        Simone Smithposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Oh totally!  What's a salamander without water? And adventure? big_smile

  12. Denise Handlon profile image87
    Denise Handlonposted 5 years ago

    Here is #1 for my contribution...took much longer than I expected, so hopefully I will speed up any other hubs on this subject-there is so much to cover.  smile

    http://hubpages.com/hub/Beachcombing-Ba … -the-Shore

    1. cardelean profile image88
      cardeleanposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      I know!  I've got two that I'm working on.  So much to do.  Hubs to write, hubs to read, hubs for the contest, hubs for the weekly inspiration!  There's just so little time! smile

    2. Simone Smith profile image91
      Simone Smithposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      This was a really fun one! It brought back so many pleasant memories, and it's packed with cute photos and fun tips, too smile
      Can we all go to the beach, now?

      1. Denise Handlon profile image87
        Denise Handlonposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Thanks.  smile  That sounds like a swell idea-let's go!

    3. K9keystrokes profile image92
      K9keystrokesposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Denise, that live starfish is a really cool image! Best pointers and awesome advice for beachcombing. I can hardly wait for my next shoreline visit! Nice job~

      1. Mrs. Menagerie profile image81
        Mrs. Menagerieposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        I agree, I was enthralled with the live starfish!

        1. cardelean profile image88
          cardeleanposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          That was her first time to the ocean and she found it.  I couldn't believe it!  I've been to the ocean many times and have never found a starfish, dead or alive.  She's always been a lucky little girl!  smile

  13. K9keystrokes profile image92
    K9keystrokesposted 5 years ago

    Here we go... A fun romp in calm warm Califonia Lake Almanor waters! Lots of fun with the dogs of summer too! I hope you enjoy it folks! cool

    http://hubpages.com/t/274150

    1. Simone Smith profile image91
      Simone Smithposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      I really liked this one! I hadn't known about Lake Almanor before reading this Hub.  I must give it a visit someday.

    2. Denise Handlon profile image87
      Denise Handlonposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      K9-it is a fabulous hub-lots of info and lots of fun tips.  smile

      1. K9keystrokes profile image92
        K9keystrokesposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Thanks DH~ appreciate you reading it!

  14. K9keystrokes profile image92
    K9keystrokesposted 5 years ago

    Thanks Simone. You should give it go when you get a chance, it is a great summer get-away! Speaking of get-aways,...
    For a more quiet and serene fishing vacation (loads of trout and bass) travel to Lake Hennessey! Here's why real angler's head there: http://hubpages.com/t/274972

  15. susanlang profile image59
    susanlangposted 5 years ago

    Good subject matter so maybe I'll write about my trip to the Bend River in Or.

  16. cardelean profile image88
    cardeleanposted 5 years ago

    Ok, here's my first contribution.  I hope to get my other one done soon!

    http://cardelean.hubpages.com/_gea4/hub … n-for-Kids

    1. K9keystrokes profile image92
      K9keystrokesposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Cara, this one was pure joy! Just seeing how much fun those little kids were having made me crave a good creek-wade! Nice job~

    2. Denise Handlon profile image87
      Denise Handlonposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Great hub, Cara...oops, I forgot to comment-will do that now. smile

  17. leahlefler profile image98
    leahleflerposted 5 years ago

    I love the subject matter! Here's my stab at it: http://leahlefler.hubpages.com/hub/Sail … h-Children

    1. K9keystrokes profile image92
      K9keystrokesposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      leahlefler, I read this hub and found it so good that I had to tweet and FB it....it even ended up finding its way to my followers! You created a wonderful safety guide for taking kids on the water. Cute little deckhands by the way! Great stuff~

      1. leahlefler profile image98
        leahleflerposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Wow, thanks K9! Our crew is tiny (literally), but they add to the joy of sailing. There is nothing like watching the sheer joy on a five year old's face as you zip through the water using nothing but the wind at your backs. Also, hearing a 3 (almost 4) year old say "batten" is adorable.

        1. K9keystrokes profile image92
          K9keystrokesposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          LOL! How funny..."batten"

    2. Denise Handlon profile image87
      Denise Handlonposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      lol  That is so cute!   Leah-just read your hub and it was well written and interesting.  Nicely done, matey!

  18. Patty Inglish, MS profile image89
    Patty Inglish, MSposted 5 years ago

    I forgot to add one, about central city downtown beaches -


    Best Urban Beaches for Summer Fun: Belle Isle Adventures

    Hope you all like it!

    1. K9keystrokes profile image92
      K9keystrokesposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Outstanding read Patty! wink I learned where to head when looking for some summer beach fun in Detroit--Belle Isle! The swan image is gorgeous! Great work~
      K9

      1. Patty Inglish, MS profile image89
        Patty Inglish, MSposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Thanks, I love this place.

    2. Denise Handlon profile image87
      Denise Handlonposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      What a great hub, Patty.  I really enjoyed it b/c I grew up in that area.

  19. Just Ask Susan profile image87
    Just Ask Susanposted 5 years ago

    This is about a place that I always went as a child. I have such fond memories of Old Orchard Beach in Maine.
    http://just-ask-susan.hubpages.com/hub/ … y-Vacation

    1. K9keystrokes profile image92
      K9keystrokesposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      From the free concerts to the Atlantic fishing trip this hub had me! And oh man, how fun it would be to find some of that beautiful blue beach glass! Maine rocks!  cool Thanks for sharing it with us Susan~
      Cheers,
      K9

      1. Just Ask Susan profile image87
        Just Ask Susanposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Thanks K9, I think I should have thought more about the title though as I look at it now though....smile

  20. elayne001 profile image53
    elayne001posted 5 years ago
    1. K9keystrokes profile image92
      K9keystrokesposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Your North Shore fishing-"tail" was a fun read. Nothing like honoring the tradition of fishing on the Hawaiian islands!
      Cheers~

    2. Denise Handlon profile image87
      Denise Handlonposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Loved it.  smile

      1. elayne001 profile image53
        elayne001posted 5 years ago in reply to this

        thanks for reading - glad you liked it Denise!

  21. BethanRose profile image87
    BethanRoseposted 5 years ago

    I'll definitely be writing about this topic.. So much choice!

  22. cardelean profile image88
    cardeleanposted 5 years ago

    Here's my second post on this topic, Michigan's Great Lakes.

    http://cardelean.hubpages.com/hub/Coast … -Peninsula

    1. Denise Handlon profile image87
      Denise Handlonposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Read it and left a comment. The photos are adorable!

  23. Patty Inglish, MS profile image89
    Patty Inglish, MSposted 5 years ago

    Lake Erie Circle Tour through Ohio and Pennsylvania
    http://pattyinglishms.hubpages.com/t/275242

    1. Denise Handlon profile image87
      Denise Handlonposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Nice Hub--enjoyed it.  smile

  24. Stephanie Henkel profile image98
    Stephanie Henkelposted 5 years ago

    I love the ocean more than anything, but I found it can be dangerous and well as delightful. Here's my story of escaping a rip current and some ocean swimming advice:

    http://hubpages.com/hub/Rip-Current-Esc … -Dangerous

    1. Denise Handlon profile image87
      Denise Handlonposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Nice job on this important subject!

  25. Danette Watt profile image87
    Danette Wattposted 5 years ago

    A small town in Missouri celebrates the Blessing of the Fleet at Our Lady of the Rivers Shrine each year. Here's my hub on it.

    http://danettewatt.hubpages.com/hub/Ble … -the-fleet

    1. Denise Handlon profile image87
      Denise Handlonposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Two thumbs way up on this one-very interesting info. smile

  26. Patty Inglish, MS profile image89
    Patty Inglish, MSposted 5 years ago

    Best Fun Things to Do at the Cape Canaveral Shore with Water and Rocket Ships

    Don't miss the turtles! --

    http://pattyinglishms.hubpages.com/t/2758e5

    1. Denise Handlon profile image87
      Denise Handlonposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      smile  Read and commented-interesting-made me wish I was there.

      1. Patty Inglish, MS profile image89
        Patty Inglish, MSposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        I think more people will go there since the suttle program is over. There will be more events at the shore concerning wildlife, I think, plus special presentations at Kennedy Space Center for Mission to Mars work. Lots of fun.

  27. Denise Handlon profile image87
    Denise Handlonposted 5 years ago

    Fun ways to enjoy the summer by boating:

    http://denisehandlon.hubpages.com/hub/B … y-Memories

  28. Simone Smith profile image91
    Simone Smithposted 5 years ago

    Hey everyone!
    I must say, this week's topic produced some really awesome Hubs.  I really enjoyed reading them, and I hope they inspire lots of folks to go out and have their own shoreline adventures!

    To sort of extend the fun, seasonal topic, I've made this week's theme quite similar: Summer Activities.

    You can check it out in the new thread: http://hubpages.com/forum/topic/79198

    Happy Monday!

 
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