I saw this first photo and it made me think about one very romantic book about sea and a dream of a girl. A book of A. Grin "Scarlet Sails" (photo from Wikipedia). You will ask me how is similar this photo and the story of this book? I don't know.
From other side, a dream of a girl from that times could be maybe a ship with scarlet sails, but in our times this dream has to be something like "Bently" or personal "Boing"... Instead of it a romantic dream today is the same ship. Could you explain me WHY?
The other literary work that "great water" remembers me every time I see it is the poetry "Lorelei" by Heinrich Heine. On the photo from Wikipedia is the rock Lorelei where the story (the legend) take place. So, I say, when I see a boat I begin to tell these words:
If I'm not mistaken, the waters
Finally swallowed up fisher and boat;
(Ich glaube, die Wellen verschlingen
Am Ende Schiffer uns Kahn... )
And try to make a photo to illustrate them. But I could not do this photo till today...