I love the look of large bodies of water, but I hate being on them (e.g. sailing, going on cruises) and being in them (e.g. swimming, scuba diving) and being unnaturally surrounded by them (i.e. any aquarium). I also occasionally get freaked out by the thought of all those creepy dark shapes roaming the floor of the ocean, hungry and malicious. Disney's "Under the Sea" is a beloved song of mine that can only sometimes dispel these misgivings.
Despite all this, the oceans and seas and lakes and ponds are a wonderful source of inspiration, and water is probably a theme I'll be revisiting again and again.