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A Busy Shoreline

It was just turning bright and so we decided to take a walk to the beach and along the seashore. We were not expecting to find anything interesting, but being the shutterbugs that we are, took the cameras along. And it was good that we did…the place was buzzing with activity. From people swimming, jogging, doing yoga, playing football etc…we seemed to be the lazy ones out there.

What however caught our eyes were the local fishermen. From surveying the waters, to casting their nets, collecting the fish, and repeating the process till they had a large enough catch, it was a treat to be there with them.

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A careful inspection of the water and the tide gives them an indication as to where and when the nets should be cast to have the chance of catching some fish.

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Each fisherman seemed to have his own style in casting the net, in some cases, like above, this was a low underarm swing.

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This mans approach was different. The net was twirled around the body once, then cast from over the head.

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Time to haul in the nets, and inspect the catch (if any)

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This was the boring part….after each cast, the nets had to be cleaned of debris, and folded into position again before the next attempt.

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And then there were some who cast their nets from the boats…

The pictures have been posted in monochrome because it relates more to the situation these fishermen face. Most days the skies, (and hence the water) is void of color when they fish; giving them more of a monotonous and bored impression.

At the Desert

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It is always an adventure going to the desert…..the very thought of being able to be there with the huge sand dunes, experience the strong wind blowing, listen to the sounds of nature, and have life slow down a bit ….the experience is soothing and rather priceless!!

Firstly you have absolutely no idea what you will encounter, there is always something happening there, you just have to be able to find it.

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The Camel herders are perhaps one of the more common sights that you will come across as you start venturing into the desert.  Being able to capture a picture of them just waking their herd of Camel, or against the backdrop of the large dunes is very satisfying, (although it would be a whole lot better of there were’nt so many tyre tracks on the dunes…that’s man announcing his presence there too).

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The light slowly slips away, another day has passed. Its time to bid farewell to these dunes, and get ready for the long drive back home.