Back from vacations in Guadeloupe.
Cool temperature, nice sea cost, pleasant pleople, food, ...
To start with :anse bambou (beach name). Not really sure of the location. I'm just sure it is in front of a small island called "ilet du vieux fort". You can guess it behind the tree.
In the Pano : a view from Saint-Louis bay when arriving by boat from Saint-François.
PS : because of the boat I link it to the march tom . The funny part of the story is that only the side on the picture is nice : the inside and other side was in ruins !. But it make it for the picture isn't it ?
A hard image for a Monday - haha. I think I would prefer to make a little mini cruise with the Anse Bambou instead of sitting in the office on this stormy Monday morning :-) Tropical paradise, the color of the sea is amazing. Cool temperature? I hope you could still walk around in shorts and t-shirt? Both images are very nice. I like the main image a lot too with the boat sitting there just where the owner left it. No parking rules - hehe.
guillaumejm (2019/03/14 11:14:34): Yes, specially when the monday you go back work after 2 weeks at 30°c and have a -5°c and a snowfal of 15 cm at work!!!!!
The boat is a nicely framed diagonal under the sheltering tree while the blue sea makes the image pop! Still it is the Pano that makes it a favorite for me. I much prefer Martinique to those islands captured by the Brits...Antigua was still frighteningly segregated in the 80's But when I compared Tahiti to Hawaii, natives still living in long-held family beachfront homes compared to natives only being allowed to actually own the land on which their houses stood starting in the late 70's. Was it Napolean's thing that colonial people were to be treated like any French citizen, including education!? No wonder France still has so many colonies.
plimrn (2019/03/24 23:41:44): Well my thinking is based on visits to other islands in the Caribbean & Martinique and the comparison of the native's situation in Hawaii and Tahiti but when I looked at the UN list, which seems quite political, I can see that I'm not very up-to-date.guillaumejm (2019/03/13 20:22:12): hello pat
Thank's a lot.
Situation is not as nice as you describe about old french colonies. But I think we are not the worst !. If you look in new caledonia (french territory in the south pacific) : 30 years ago they faced dramatic violance between french & native. they negiciate some agreements leading to a referendum this year and decided to stay as a french territory. I think all these old colonies will win some more independance in the next years but it doesn't means they will necessarilty separate from france. The best thing's any is always to find negociated agreements where every one can win :).
Welcome back, it must be hard coming back to the cold and going to work :) I guess that makes the vacation more special. Love the relaxing mood that you captured from both photo, the pano view make us all wish to be there too.
guillaumejm (2019/03/14 17:35:53): Thank's way.
Yes the coming back is hard !:. Specially because this week we had snow almost every day !.
One would not guess that the other side of the boat is in ruins. It looks so tempting to just push it into the water and start rowing. Both images are beautiful with a wonderful summer mood. The photo fits well to the theme of transport.