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Curly-tailed lizard, Nassau, Bahamas, myRTW, fotoeins.com

Fotoeins Friday: reptile resident of the Bahamas

Shortly after my arrival in Nassau, this little guy climbs up a tree to my height and gives me the once over. The curly-tailed lizard doesn’t look so curly with its tail stretched parallel to the branch. Curly-tailed lizards are omnivores about 10-15 cm in length. Satisfied I’m not a threat, the lizard scurries away to explore. I’ll see my fair share of the lizards over the following weeks in the Bahamas.

In the Bahamas during my year-long RTW, I made the photo above on 5 May 2012 with the Canon EOS450D, 70-300 zoom, and the following settings: 1/25-sec, f/5.6, ISO100, 300mm focal length (450mm full-frame equivalent). This post appears on Fotoeins Fotografie at fotoeins.com as http://wp.me/p1BIdT-9BV.

View from Table Mountain, Lion's Head, Robben Island, Cape Town Stadium, Waterfront, Cape Town, South Africa, fotoeins.com

Fotoeins Friday: Cape Town from the top of the Table

With the accompanying aerial cableway, Table Mountain (Tafelberg) is one of the most visited and photographed sights in Cape Town, South Africa. The flattened summit is ideal for panoramas from an elevation of almost 1100 metres (3500 feet). Above, the north-facing vista includes the Victoria and Albert Waterfront, Robben Island in the harbour, Cape Town Stadium, Signal Hill, Lion’s Head, and Sea Point, a wealthy suburb of Cape Town.

Below, the south-facing vista includes the waters of both Indian and Atlantic Oceans, nearby Muizenberg and Hout Bay, as well as the mountains stretching south along the peninsula to the Cape of Good Hope which is hidden in the picture. The line-of-sight distances to Muizenberg and the Slangkoppunt Lighthouse are about 17 and 22 km, respectively.

View from Table Mountain, Indian Ocean, Atlantic Ocean, Muizenberg, Chapman's Peak, Hout Bay, Cape Town, South Africa

As a part of my year-long RTW, I made this photo on 13 October 2012 with the Canon EOS450D (XSi) camera, EF-S 18-55 kit-lens, and the following settings: 1/800s, f/8, ISO400, and 18mm focal length (29mm full-frame equivalent). This post appears on Fotoeins Fotopress at fotoeins.com as http://wp.me/p1BIdT-7og.

Watching Nicola make conch salad, Doc Sands, Potters Cay, Nassau, Bahamas, fotoeins.com

Eat Like A Bahamian: 4 Ways to Get Conched

I’m basking in the Bahamian sun, collecting rays and passing time on the warm white sand.

It’s not long before I’m learning how to eat like a Bahamian. I’m craving for conch, peas and rice, and cold Kalik beer.

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Junkanoo Beach, Nassau, Bahamas - 3 May 2012, fotoeins.com

Fotoeins Friday: Caged in Nassau

It’s not long after setting foot and spending time in the Bahamian city of Nassau when signs of great wealth and great poverty begin to stand out, with visitors pouring out of the enormous cruise ships and residents making ends meet with modest fishing boats and conch stands. Near Junkanoo Beach, this piece of art appears on the wall of an abandoned building surrounded by a chain-link fence. Who is represented in the mural? Who is caged in, behind the fence? The bahamas.com website? The city? The country? Her people?

I made the photo above on 3 May 2012 near Junkanoo Beach, known also as Western Esplanade Beach or Long Wharf. This post appears on Fotoeins Fotopress at fotoeins.com, and also appears on Travel Photo Thursday for Nancie McKinnon’s Budget Travelers Sandbox.

Nassau, The Bahamas, Caribbean Sea, North Atlantic Ocean, North America, fotoeins.com

Nassau, Bahamas: sea-to-sky blues at Junkanoo

The sand is snow white and soft to the touch. The skies are deep blue, and soothing on the eyes. The water is welcoming: its colours shimmer between aquamarine and turquoise, the waves lapping gently against the smooth shoreline.

That’s just my imagination – it’s all in my mind, right?

It should be so easy on the senses, but it seems too much to believe in the convergence at the same time. It seems unreal, best left to dreams from within the confines of a landlocked town.

But I slowly wake, and I open my eyes.

Disorientation gives way slowly to observation.

I feel the warm breeze against my skin, the soft sand between my toes. I breathe deeply to smell the salt in the sea air. I hear small ocean waves roll and dissipate on the beach. I can’t get enough of blues and greens.

I’m committing this to memory.

It’s time. Please hand over that rum for a sip, time for another snooze in this hammock. Perhaps there’ll be time for a short dip in the sea, before I go looking for some conch salad …

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