photo of the week
Every week I'm on the road I choose a photo of the week. Sometimes it's a fantastic photo, other times it's all about what that shot meant to me. Be sure to let me know what you think.
While Waikiki isn't my go to destination for a beach holiday I can understand why its popular. Its a great family beach, there is everything you might need close by and its supremely safe. On this occasion it was a great overnight break between the flights over and back to Seattle and made me consider that I need to do more of Hawaii.
Sometimes the photo of the week just has to be home. Budds Beach between Surfers Paradise and Main Beach is a favourite spot of mine. I'll never be able to afford to live on this amazing basin but I can eat at Bumble and stroll the foreshore for free!
We are both usually up pretty early but on this particular day in Nice, after two days of travelling, we were both wide awake at 4:30 am. As per usual we got up, dressed and headed out walking the streets. We had gone around 5km's I guess and were just about to turn around when Brad spotted another marine just around the corner. I nearlly didn't follow him (you have no idea how many boats I've looked at in my life!) but I don't know what came over me that day and I did in fact follow. The travel gods must have led me that way because just before the marina was this amazing restaurant with dive platforms straight into the sea. How amazing. Fancy a dive after lunch - why not hey???
There are so many beautiful locations around Lake Tahoe, Emerald Bay, the snow capped mountains, the private boat sheds and beaches but this one of Chambers boat house was where we spent quite a few afternoons having cocktails and watching the kids catch crawdaddies and generally relaxing the afternoons away. I will always remember it fondly.
Egypt is not in any better position than it was when we went 5 years ago sadly. This however made it very easy to spend a full morning cruising the Nile on a Feluca, eating a traditional lunch at a Nubian village and then sitting still for an hour to capture the sunset over the opposite bank. All for around $15 AUD. My last day in Africa and a sad day but the perfect day at the same time.
We were on Zanzibar during Ramadan, which was actually pretty cool. While Zanzibar is stunning, it's the local kids who are worth watching. This young boy was practicing his back-flip in the water. You can see he's misjudged it at least once and smacked his head, but unperturbed, he gets up and has another go. Love that attitude and despite the crystal clear water, the amazing snorkeling and the cute hotels, this image says Zanzibar to me louder than any other.
This week I landed in Bocas Del Toro. Bocas town isn't anything wildly spectacular however its the access point to an amazing archipelago of islands and cayes. Its rainy season here and it rained all week so I was dubious about how good a day I was going to get for my day outing to Zapatilla. It was absolutely magic however all weather and surroundings were COMPLETELY overshadowed by the fact that we saw a Hawksbill turtle nest hatch and with all the other beach goers (around 30-40 I'd say) we channeled the baby turtles across the sand and out into the kelp beds, increasing their chances of survival by at least 50%. Such an amazing experience and one I will never forget. Save A Life - TICK!
Jenny - photography lover but someone who hates lugging around HUGE camera's so my images are all from my Olympus OMD or my little Sony digital.