Happy days are here and everyone is looking forward to that moment that relives joy in them. I’m sure you have yours, as diverse and random as it may be. Well, I also have mine, ever since I picked up photography as a hobby I have always been bugged sticking at one place. Not to mean that I love loitering but simply that I do not turn down travelling opportunities. There is so much our country and even the world, has to offer. I haven’t been to many places but to the few that I’ve been to, I discover that there is so much to be seen, discovered and shared. Stories, sceneries, et al. That’s why I love travelling. My urge for hitting the road this time took me down to the coastal town of Malindi. I must admit it wasn’t easy because there has been so much going on in our country and especially in Lamu. My thoughts go out to the victims and all those affected. I travelled with my good buddy, Levi and we were fortunate enough to get there after almost a day on the road. Yes. A whole day! As soon as we arrived, I couldn’t wait to get to the beach to see the sunrise the following morning and so it happened that I got up early enough to catch the sun escaping from its hideout. It was magical to say the least, I could go on and on and on to the point of soothing you to believe that the sun rises in the west and sets in the east, but I choose to spare you and let you indulge with the scenery. Have a look.
I was lucky enough to be accompanied by my ever supporting friend, Ruth who is like a sister to me. She carried my bags for me as I shot away. Hehe. The best part about being at this particular part of the beach was the extra view offered by the Pier that Mwaniki had recommended to me. You can see some of his work on his website (www.mwaniki.biz). I had only seen this sort of structure in movies so I was actually surprised to see one of these at the coast.
That was the best part of it all. The view, the sun, the moment, magical. After an hour or so, I got a few random shots.
I love these wrist bands. I got them last year from a special person and they won’t be leaving my wrists in a long while. My two favorite lenses, the nifty fifty and the 24-70.
Just as we were leaving the beach, we came across a man carrying lobsters that he told us he got from fishermen and was going to sell to some men who later sell them to the Chinese who sell them overseas for 10k! Such a great deal of cash.
We came back later in the afternoon…
While walking, I saw this deserted boat… This is how I imagined it in my mind…
Walking further, I saw a green rocky place that came close to what I have been wanting to shoot. Long exposures of water and rocks. It didn’t quite turn out as I esxpected, but being my first attempt, I was happy with the result. I’ll be going back whenever, to try it again.
The next day, we were up early due to certain circumstances and we caught the sun rising though the wind was too strong and gave us a bad beating! The sand was being escorted to the ocean and it looked like a conveyor belt of sorts.
After the wind died down, we proceeded to the ocean. This was the fun part, the laughs and the banter, top notch.
This was a pretty fun experience and I look forward to visiting the coast again and even more places, our country has so much to offer. Until next time, feel free to re-read and share the post if you like it.
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