It’s been a while since I’ve participated in this challenge, which also happens to be my favourite of Cee’s challenges. Let’s see where Which Way is taking us today.
A grueling ferry trip across a short expanse of sea and we’re in Catembe in Maputo. The last time I was there the ferry was packed with cars, trucks, lorries, and people. A bit too crowded for me, but the day we spent in Catembe was soulful and memorable.
Namibia is one of my favourite places on earth, and Swakopmund my happy place when I’m there. At the bottom end of town next to the lighthouse is a craft and curio market. Swakopmund has tar roads but the vast majority are salt roadways, like this one.
Musical steps at a restaurant in Joburg, they didn’t play music, but I suspect that those are song lyrics on them.
This is the week of the letter “L”. The light in the photo below is right across from my family apartment in Lisbon. It must’ve originally been powered by gas (a couple of hundred years ago), lit each evening by the gas-lighters. Eventually electrified, not sure when, it’s a beacon of Home for me.
Sam’s Giardino desert lodge in Swakopmund is gorgeous and serves a great breakfast.
The lighthouse at Cabo S. Vicente close to Sagres in Portugal is the most southern point of the European continent. Ahead is the Atlantic Ocean until you hit the North American continent. Another beacon, this time alerting ships’ captains of danger.
A lemon from our tree.
A welcome sprig of lavender in my room at the Pat Busch Mountain Reserve.
The Beach Lodge in Swakopmund in Namibia is built to resemble a ship, wrecked on the narrow strip of beach, in between the Atlantic ocean and the Namib desert. The windows are large and shaped like portholes. The view is fabulous. While I was there I did not close the curtains even once, and I stared at the ocean for many hours. Very soulful.
In keeping with this week’s theme of Fresh, it definitely is a “freshening” experience when learning how to waterski in the cold Atlantic Ocean, and wiping-out in the process (waterskier’s name is withheld to protect the innocent).
Fishermen trying to catch fish in the fresh breeze coming off the Altantic Ocean, but hey…when you have a fish to catch, let nothing stop you. Be not deceived by the sunlight in the photo – this was a “fresh” day on the beach in Swakopmund.
I have often wanted to swim at The Mole in Swakopmund. Each time I visit I am determined to swim in the tranquil waters of the little bay. But I chicken out every time with thoughts of turning blue and numb in the cold Atlantic waters – I am an Indian Ocean swimming kind of person.
Now these creatures don’t worry about the “freshness” of the water – these seals are actually sunning themselves on the rocks at The Mole.
WordPress weekly photo challenge’s theme this week is Fresh – click here for other great photographic interpretations.
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