I stayed at the Beach Lodge for a lovely weekend in Swakopmund, in Namibia. It’s a wonderful oddball looking building which caught me by surprise the first time I saw it. It looks like a cross between a full-size hobbit house and a ship. It’s meant to shaped like the prow of a ship rising from the sands of the desert but I can’t help seeing similarities to Bilbo Baggins and friends’ houses in The Shire.
The seven-day black & white photo challenge is doing the rounds on Facebook, and I took up the challenge. If you haven’t come across it yet, it is about posting a photo of your life each day for seven days. No photos of people. No commentary. Challenge someone new each day.
Day 1, a spring leaf…
Day 2, spinach growing in our garden. I planted it last summer and it survived the winter. Tender bright green leaves are growing again.
Day 3, I submitted my social entrepreneurship assignment, on time!
Day 4 I was in Cape Town. Don’t you just love how neatly the luggage trolleys stack into each other?
Day 5, book order arrived. I ordered it months ago and had given up on it when it arrived! Relieved and glad.
Day 6, shopping at the mall. It’s located on a high and is a beautiful vantage point over the valley.
Day 7, today, and the first cup of coffee I posted. Americano with cold milk. It’s so easy for me to post a cup of coffee! I held out until day 7.
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This is my first time entering Ailsa travel theme photo challenge. I’ve seen many entries on Cee’s and other’s bloggers spaces over the months. I’m adding mine to this challenge that so many people are having fun with.
This week’s travel theme is Transport. I don’t go out of my way to take photos of means of transport, but I have loads of these photos in my archives. Here are some of them, taken on my travels in the last 12 months or so.
The photo of the scooter next to the Berlin wall below was perfectly set up, ready for me to snap away. I had nothing to do with it other than chance upon the scene.
Trams are ubiquitous forms of transport in Lisbon. Tourists love them. They scrape and clink up and down the narrow cobblestoned streets, the ground trembling as they go past.
A cross between a tram and an elevator, this is the best way to navigate the steeps streets from the riverside.
From the streets of Lisbon to the mountains north of Johannesburg, this gaily coloured rustbucket sits abandoned in the shade of a large tree.
And what better way to arrive in Barcelona that on a yatch, sailing the deep blue waters of the Mediterranean?
An abandoned bike, dreams of better adventures on a Sunday afternoon…
And more boats, fishing boats, gaily coloured all, named after the wives, mothers or daughters of the fishermen who captain them.
Hope you’ve enjoyed. Do you have any photos to share? Go on over the Ailsa’s to check out other entries and see how to participate in this challenge.
Here is my offering this week, representing the letter “S”. Definitely much easier than “Q” a couple of weeks ago.
I published this photo on Instagram this week. The sea is mesmerising and I upped the structure and saturation a bit to see the effect of the surf a bit better.
Sea, sun, surf and sand…need I say more? Isn’t the alliteration perfect 😉
A perfectly imperfect seashell found on a walk on the beach last weekend. I like the perspective of this photo with Che’s hand in the foreground and the rest of him including the sand out of focus.
Shadows of Che and me on said walk on the beach. I like that the shadows are of me and Che on the sand far below and Che’s arm in the foreground.
Shadows cast by the ironwork of a spiral staircase, taken looking down from midway down the staircase.
The skylight in the bathroom of the guesthouse I stayed at in June.
The beginnings of a healthy smoothie. Spinach, blueberries, apple, linseeds, pumpkin seeds, chia seeds, turmeric, and a touch of L-glutamine…topped up with pomegranate juice and water and zizzed in the fabulous Nutribullet.
A warming and comforting winter vegetable soup, one of my favourite foods. I could live on soup breakfast, lunch and dinner – summer, winter and all the other seasons in between.
A rare sunrise photo from me because at this time of the day I optimise for sleep. I have posted this photo before and I’m posting again because it is so rare for me to be awake at this early hour.
Che doing his favourite exercise – swimming.
These photos are entered in Lori’s 26 Weeks Photo Challenge. To know more about it just click on the link in the previous sentence.