Peripatetic Pedicurist

This is our entry in The Daily Post Daily Prompt: Amble.

Amble along Otres 1 Beach in Sihanoukville, Cambodia, as slowly as you like, but stop to sit for a rest or to enjoy the view and you will probably be approached by a fellow ambler: one of the many ladies carrying a portable beauty kit. Once the pleasantries are out of the way (Where are you from?), you learn why she is interested in you (Pedicure? Manicure? Shave your legs?). Not actually needing any of those services, you decline politely, get up, and abandon your comfortable seat, hoping to find another one farther down the beach.

This photo was taken on February 27, 2017. Specs are:

Olympus TG-4, ISO 100, f/3.2, 1/200 sec, 6 mm

Otres 1 Beach Pier

This is our entry in The Daily Post Daily Prompt: Substandard.

This pier on Otres 1 Beach (near Sihanoukville, Cambodia) has seen better days. The concrete surface was reinforced with a strong rebar mesh, but the beach end has broken. Some practical person has reverted to ancient technology to create a rudimentary ladder, although a climber must be cautious to avoid stepping through the pier surface at the top.

The Khmer Times of January 21, 2016, shows a picture of this pier under construction.  The picture is credited as “Supplied;” we certainly hope that this pier has lasted more than one year.

 

 

This photo was taken on February 27, 2017. Specs are:

Olympus TG-4, ISO 100, f/8 , 1/160 sec, 4.5 mm

Otres Beach Crocodiles

Walking along Otres 1 Beach (near Sihanoukville, Cambodia) last evening, we observed two playful crocodiles in the sky.

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Otres Beach Crocodiles

They, like we, were waiting for the sunset, but, impatient, they morphed into innocent clouds before it appeared.

What do you see?

Otres Beach Sunset

The sunset seen from Otres  1 Beach near Sihanoukville, Cambodia, gives 15 minutes of radiant color before muted shadows fall. Some beach goers admire the sinking sun from comfortable lounging chairs set back from the water’s edge, some (like us) move along the sand to frame the changing scene, while still others play in the water or sip drinks oblivious to the evolving beauty.