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Sunday, July 22, 2012

Whoa!



...I thought I was done with the beach photos.  I forgot about those from my little point & click camera.  So this week, I'll run through those few but with no deep philosophical quotes to accompany them.  Maybe just a few thoughts of my own.  These were taken mid-day under harsh light so don't expect too much.  That is why I didn't have my dslr with me.

I am not a horse person and don't really get all that much enjoyment out of riding a horse.  Given the choice I rather walk.  But I do admire those who ride and thought this lady riding her horse along the sands of Clam Beach pretty cool.  It reminded me of a trip to Egypt we did 15 years ago.  A small part of that trip included riding a camel in the sands of the Sahara.  Thinking riding a horse, I wasn't into it but really didn't have a choice in the matter.  Do it, or get left behind.  I climbed aboard, the camel stood up and I had a whole different view of the world around me.  Off we went, each on our own and I immediately got into that slow undulating gate of the beast beneath me.  With the music from Lawrence of Arabia in my mind I was having a fantastic time and didn't want it to end.  I loved it!  I thought to myself if I lived in the desert back home, keep your horses, I'd have myself a camel.  My ultimate trip would be a camel caravan adventure in the outback of Australia.  Nothing could top that.


12 comments:

  1. ...I used to think that a fun excursion, to ride a camel somewhere. Up on the mid-north coast you can ride camels along the beach! Nowadays I think my joints and bones would wince some, so I've missed my once optimistic plan.

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  2. I haven't been on a camel, but I rode an elephant when I was in Thailand and I imagine the rocking/swaying is similar! That was how I viewed the ancient city of Ayuttayah - very interesting ride. 30 minutes on an elephant is a VERY long time!

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  3. I enjoyed having and riding my horse. Would just go and wander throughout the woods with the dogs running along. Never did alot of running with him, just a slow and steady pace which allowed me to taken in all the beauty around me. I wouldn't trade those days ~

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  4. I like the photo, haven't been on a horse or a camel ever, but to watch them is enough for me.

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  5. Looks like Larry the Arab out there on the burning sands.

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  6. whoa, what I've been missing here - you and Sinbad on more travels. Now I have some catching up to do. Love the light in this photo. I think the point and shoots take excellent shots and at times I've regretted all the money I spent on my dslr - especially since I'm no longer taking photos. That camel ride sounds like it was the time of your life. lucky you. happy week to you and little orange fur ball.

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  7. Hi John...I just came from another post that you had commented on to see if you had posted anything..what is up with this ...I have not had any of your post show in my reading list since I commented on the sea weed on the beach ! It shows that I am following you, but only once in a while do you show on my list !!
    Verrrry interesting ...!
    Well I don't have any desires to ride on a Camel or Horse for that matter..but a trip to Australia I could go for! : }
    I really enjoyed your previous post !
    Sweet story and love that photo ..reminds me of my Granddaughter when she was younger!!
    Grace

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  8. Do you think Sinbad would enjoy the camel ride? ;-)

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  9. I've never been on a camel but it would seem to be a gentle rolling ride!

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  10. Amazing shot. I do admire those who can ride.

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  11. I'm not really a horse person either, but camel, now that might be interesting!

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