Take a look at our gallery of readers’ boat pictures sent to us through our photo-sharing website - iwitness24.

The cargo shop 'celtic crusader' as it leaves the river torridge, entering the Bristol channel and onto the Atlantic. In the background is Instow, and crow point. Picture: Michael JonesThe cargo shop 'celtic crusader' as it leaves the river torridge, entering the Bristol channel and onto the Atlantic. In the background is Instow, and crow point. Picture: Michael Jones

We recently ran a photo challenge for our readers to have a go at along the theme of ‘boats’. We asked for pictures of boats from anywhere around North Devon and we received some superb entries, such as Shaun selley’s series of boats at sunset and Austin Wallas who captured a very atmospheric picture of a wreck at Westward Ho!

If you would like to get involved and start seeing your photos appearing in the Gazette (in print/online) then why not join our community of local photographers at www.iwitness24.co.uk.

PHOTO CHALLENGE: We regularly set our readers a photo challenge to have a go at and the next theme is ‘After Dusk’. We are looking for your best shots from anywhere around North Devon once the sun goes down.

If you would like to enter our challenge then simply go to www.iwitness24.co.uk and upload your pictures to the North Devon ‘Photo Challenge’ group.

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Various photos of boats taken around North Devon. Picture: Shaun SelleyVarious photos of boats taken around North Devon. Picture: Shaun Selley

Various photos of boats taken around North Devon. Picture: Shaun SelleyVarious photos of boats taken around North Devon. Picture: Shaun Selley

Various photos of boats taken around North Devon. Picture: Shaun SelleyVarious photos of boats taken around North Devon. Picture: Shaun Selley

Various photos of boats taken around North Devon. Picture: Shaun SelleyVarious photos of boats taken around North Devon. Picture: Shaun Selley

Various photos of boats taken around North Devon. Picture: Shaun SelleyVarious photos of boats taken around North Devon. Picture: Shaun Selley

Various photos of boats taken around North Devon. Picture: Shaun SelleyVarious photos of boats taken around North Devon. Picture: Shaun Selley

Various photos of boats taken around North Devon. Picture: Shaun SelleyVarious photos of boats taken around North Devon. Picture: Shaun Selley

Various photos of boats taken around North Devon. Picture: Shaun SelleyVarious photos of boats taken around North Devon. Picture: Shaun Selley

Various photos of boats taken around North Devon. Picture: Shaun SelleyVarious photos of boats taken around North Devon. Picture: Shaun Selley

This beautiful boat lies within the sand on Westward Ho! Beach on the North Devon Coastline. 

Only visible at low tide. 

You can really see is charm and patina with the moss that's gripped its hull. Picture: Austin WallasThis beautiful boat lies within the sand on Westward Ho! Beach on the North Devon Coastline. Only visible at low tide. You can really see is charm and patina with the moss that's gripped its hull. Picture: Austin Wallas

Various photos of boats taken around North Devon. Picture: Shaun SelleyVarious photos of boats taken around North Devon. Picture: Shaun Selley

Various photos of boats taken around North Devon. Picture: Shaun SelleyVarious photos of boats taken around North Devon. Picture: Shaun Selley

I captured this yacht during an evening sunset on the beach at Instow on the scenic North Devon Coastline. Picture: Austin WallasI captured this yacht during an evening sunset on the beach at Instow on the scenic North Devon Coastline. Picture: Austin Wallas

My image captured myself in my boat / kayak riding the tide on Barnstaple's River Taw. Picture: Austin WallasMy image captured myself in my boat / kayak riding the tide on Barnstaple's River Taw. Picture: Austin Wallas

Various photos of boats taken around North Devon. Picture: Shaun SelleyVarious photos of boats taken around North Devon. Picture: Shaun Selley

Return from a fabulous day trip to Lundy Island. Picture: Carey HidesReturn from a fabulous day trip to Lundy Island. Picture: Carey Hides