Travel Theme: Wood


Twice in as many weeks, I’ve tried to take a lengthy walk along the shore, past the point where the mangroves jut into the Gulf briefly, before the beach widens once again.   At this point, mangroves have developed between the shoreline and the high-rise hotels.  It’s about 1.5 miles to this point, and is only accessible at low tide.  Beyond here, the beach is usually less crowded with people and more populated with birds.  Each time, I’ve arrived at this point, worked my way through the rough path and stopped to see pelicans, herons, and cormorants resting in a tidal pool.   And, each time, after just a few snaps of the shutter, I’ve heard a clap of thunder and looked up to see enormous, dark clouds moving quickly towards the shore.  “Flash showers” the TV weatherman called them.   “Dangerous” to my camera is what I’ve called them.   Luckily for me, there is a hotel with a beach bar not far from this spot that has been an easy spot to retreat to until the showers flashed over — or until I was “rescued” by my beach-lounging chauffeur.

When I saw that Ailsa’s travel theme this week was wood, I knew that a few of these shots would be a good fit for the theme.

Drifted wood

Drifted wood

Cormorants resting

Cormorants resting

Old Pier Pilings

Old Pier Pilings

Pelican Perch

Pelican Perch

Fallen pine

Fallen pine

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14 responses to “Travel Theme: Wood

  1. I love driftwood and enjoyed your images of wood and pelicans and cormorants. Aren’t they fun to photograph?

    • I marvel at the beauty of pelicans. Love to watch them sail & swoop over the shore. And the cormorants! Can’t decide if they are unafraid of humans or just don’t care about us. I could have moved closer to the birds on the pilings (if I had had rain gear and wasn’t concerned about drenching my camera) and they wouldn’t have flown away.

  2. What wonderful woody images!

  3. Perfect! Love the old piers!

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  5. ESpecially like the rhythm and repetition of the cormorants on the posts. Nice.

  6. Very beautiful, fascinating photographs.