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excelente saludos desde Maracaibo Venezuela

interessante Formation...

Korallenriff.

wird da getaucht?

durchaus denkbar. Ich habe Yachten und dergleichen in der Gegend gesehen.

man gönnt sich ja sonst nichts...

Das hab ich vor Ort gar nicht bemerkt.

ich auch nicht. Man ist auch, wenn man knipst, wahrlich mit anderem beschaeftigt, als mit gucken. Darum knipst man ja, um dann ebend zu spaeterem opportunerem Zeitpunkte zu Hause in Ruhe sehen zu koennen, was man eigentlich gesehen hat. :-)

I have to ask you, how did you get to the island?

hi, several times with my cargo ships, when en route from Australia to the Panama Canal :-)

So close! I hope it is still there. It is one of the "classics" in the city.

Jangadas have gone from the old traditional working fishing raft, a thing of legend in the Northeast, to a plywood over Styrofoam thing largely for tourist. Here is some of the transition in 1986. In 2007 I made a point in trying to find one, just one, somewhere even as a memorial. Not a sign. Not a trace except in models (I have a beautiful one). Two things killed the tradition. Government funding for safer fishing boats, the jangadas went far at sea (seen sometimes more than 100 miles, 160km) from shore and the vanished jangadeiro is legend. Orson Welles did a movie, still available as Four Men on a Raft of some sailing in protest from Natal to Rio. The other was near extinction and protection of the special trees that provided the logs for the traditional jangada. The last one I saw, the last one since the 1980s that I remember seeing, is in the Mariner's Museum as an exhibit. They became before I became a digital photographer with the idea of documenting them down to the smallest construction and knot detail. I have not forgotten them.

Malting Barley!

The real thing, victim of the coastal erosion that has devastated so much even I knew, can be seen in this collection. Photos of the club before it was derelict are also there, but the photos are after the beach was filled so they must be mid to late 1980s.

schöne Serie wieder!

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