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Fotoeins Friday: RTW10, twenty-one

10 years ago, I began an around-the-world (RTW) journey lasting 389 consecutive days, from 24 December 2011 to 15 January 2013 inclusive.

13 May 2012.

Is there enough to do to occupy four weeks in The Bahamas? This is the wrong question. Under continuous tropical conditions, it’s all relax, all the time, with a constant reminder to remain hydrated. Cold Kalik beer is a constant companion. After a couple of weeks, I’m in danger of getting used to the temperatures: low-20s (70s F) feels “cold.”

There are opportunities to hang out on Paradise Island, and in this case, at one of the bar-restaurants next to the shoreline at the One and Only Ocean Club*. The resort location is also one of the filming locations for Daniel Craig’s introduction as MI6 agent 007 in “Casino Royale” (2006).

The One and Only, Ocean Club, Paradise Island, Nassau, New Providence, The Bahamas, fotoeins.com

The One and Only Ocean Club, Paradise Island. Camera settings: 1/8-sec, f/4, ISO1600, 21mm (34mm full).

I made both images above on 13 May 2012 with a Canon EOS450D (Rebel XSi). My thanks to the W. family for making possible my visit to the Bahamas. This post appears on Fotoeins Fotografie at fotoeins DOT com as https://wp.me/p1BIdT-m3W.

*As of writing and posting, the updated name is “The Ocean Club, A Four Seasons Resort.”

Fotoeins Friday: RTW10, twenty

10 years ago, I began an around-the-world (RTW) journey lasting 389 consecutive days, from 24 December 2011 to 15 January 2013 inclusive.

10 May 2012.

The MailBoat company provides domestic interisland delivery of mail and cargo; residents and occasional visitors have also hopped on these boats for slow inexpensive transport between the islands. Docked at Potters Cay underneath the Sidney Poitier bridge, the brightly coloured MailBoat (NP 6397, Fiesta Mail) provides service between Nassau, New Providence and Freeport, Grand Bahama. From information provided by the Bahamian government (c. 2013), boats depart Nassau Mondays 1700h, Wednesdays 1700h, Fridays 1000h, with return-trips Wednesdays 0200h, Fridays 1000h, and Sundays at 1500h. One-way sailing-times are 8 hours in duration.

I made the image above on 10 May 2012 with a Canon EOS450D (Rebel XSi) and these settings: 1/250-sec, f/8, ISO100, and 18mm focal length (29mm full-frame equivalent). My thanks to the W. family for making possible my visit to the Bahamas. This post appears on Fotoeins Fotografie at fotoeins DOT com as https://wp.me/p1BIdT-m0S.

Fotoeins Friday: RTW10, nineteen

10 years ago, I began an around-the-world (RTW) journey lasting 389 consecutive days, from 24 December 2011 to 15 January 2013 inclusive.

3 May 2012.

It’s my first visit to both Nassau and The Bahamas where friends from Vancouver live and work. Despite the small size and its distance from the mainland, I could get used to the constant tropical weather and the absolute lack of urban pace. I’m at Junkanoo Beach, and the view across the water to Nassau Harbour Lighthouse includes many pleasure craft in the harbour, as well as a number of swimmers in the shallow waters. Looking at this ten years on, I still marvel over the different shades of blue in both sky and water.

I made the image above on 3 May 2012 with a Canon EOS450D (Rebel XSi) and these settings: 1/320-sec, f/8, ISO100, and 47mm focal length (75mm full-frame equivalent). My thanks to the W. family for making possible my visit to the Bahamas. This post appears on Fotoeins Fotografie at fotoeins DOT com as https://wp.me/p1BIdT-lZu.

Yes Dear, catamaran, Atlantis Bahamas, Nassau, The Bahamas, Caribbean Sea, North Atlantic Ocean, North America, fotoeins.com

Fotoeins Friday in the Bahamas: high luxury

Deep from the archives:

People live where tourists flock. As the image shows, the Bahamaian city of Nassau sees its fair share of wealthy people, as exhibited by the rental of this “Yes Dear” 18-metre (58-foot) catamaran yacht, complete with chartered crew. The starting rate begins at 20-thousand dollars for 2 passengers. Behind are the towers of the massive Atlantis casino and hotel complex. Given the relative isolation of these islands off the Florida coast, trying to reconcile what residents do for work versus the flow of offshore capital isn’t an obvious task.

I visited friends for a month in The Bahamas during my year-long RTW. From Nassau’s Eastern Parade, near the decent resto The Green Parrot, I made the image above on 18 May 2012 with a Canon EOS450D/Rebel XSi and the following settings: 1/200-sec, f/11, ISO100, and 34mm focal length (54mm full-frame equivalent). This post appears on Fotoeins Fotografie at fotoeins DOT com as https://wp.me/p1BIdT-isA.

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

Fotoeins Friday in the Bahamas: snorkeling lesson

Deep from the archives:

Warm blue waters are an invitation: sit at the beach to nurse a drink, or like these people, a small-group of people learning how to snorkel. What is your kind of relaxation in tropical climes? These were some of my first images in the Bahamas at Nassau’s Junkanoo Beach. For those stuck in the dark grey cold doldrums of a (northern) winter, there’s always hope of rejuvenation at lower latitudes, or even, southern latitudes.

During my year-long RTW, I made the photo above on 3 May 2012 with a Canon EOS450D/Rebel XSi and the following settings: 1/640-sec, f/8, ISO100, and 53mm focal length (85mm full-frame equivalent). This post appears on Fotoeins Fotografie at fotoeins DOT com as https://wp.me/p1BIdT-isq.

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