Very sharp rocks Ian nice picture. Greetings Berend
Another beauty, Ian, a good illustration for Robinson Crusoe :D Theolfa
Nice place, beautiful photo!
Haven't you seen the inside of the cave dear Ian.. Haven't you seen the red pomegranate in there..
The coral colours on these cliffs are really quite amazing Ian, and I wonder what has caused this! Maybe it is the juice from Füsun's pomegranate :))
Warm greetings, Amelia
Thanks for enjoying this fantastic landscape with me, Berend, Theolfa, Elemér, Füsun and Amelia.
The pomegranate didn't visit this cave, for it was a little risky - a fall on these rocks here would lacerate our friend, and there would be no way we could get to the hospital from here within 48 hours! So one must be circumspect. The red pomegranate was found in other more accessible caves.
When limestones undergo weathering they dissolve, hence the sharp pinnacles everywhere, and the residue from the chemical weathering is a orange colour - the resulting soils are known as "terra rosa". I loved the splashes of green drapes, orange smudges and aqua pools.
We were there on a Tuesday so we didn't meet Man Friday. But I believe Robinson had been here not so long ago, Theolfa.
One has to keep a sharp eye out when clambering on and among the pinnacles!
Warm regards to you all,
Ian (still in Tonga - but not for much longer)
I was reading a clip in the Yahoo news section and worried about you.
The clip was about the 46 foot high Tsunami wave that went over Tonga and nearby islands earlier this year. I hadn't read it carefully so I thought the wave was now. Anyway, your photos of Tonga are amazing. Thanks for posting them. Best regards. -Art
Thanks for your concern and interest. The tsunami hit one of the most northern of Tonga's islands. The devastation was complete, but the intense quake had most locals heading up the steep slopes of that volcanic island for safety. There was loss of life (9, I believe) but in Samoa the loss was much greater.
Where we were to the south, only a few felt the quake, and the tsunami produced only a metre rise in the harbour, being diffused by the Ha'apai lagoon and by the distance and direction.
And I am pleased that you have enjoyed the images of Tonga, especially these coastal images of the southern island, 'Eua.
(home again in Brisbane)
Nice composition, very interesting enviroment, so far from me!
Warmest greetings from this side of our beautiful planet, Luca.
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