Monkey Bay, Lake Malawi 1970. A fine memory.

@xFiacre (9546)
Ireland
December 27, 2015 1:00pm CST
A boat lying at anchor in the bay, her rigging reaching effortlessly into the apricot skies of early morning, and hardly a ripple on the water. A low murmur of voices rises in the quietness. Three dugout canoes are paddled towards the beach and men jump from them into the water to drag them up onto the sand. They unload their catches of fish and women appear from the bushes with straw baskets on their heads. The fish are soon spread out on mats to dry and I watch the scene from behind the fallen tree where I slept the night before.
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@JudyEv (88178)
• Bunbury, Australia
8 Feb 16
What a lovely picture told in words. You do these so well.
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@xFiacre (9546)
• Ireland
8 Feb 16
Thanks @judyev My mind is rich with memories ... as is yours.
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@jaboUK (48861)
• United Kingdom
27 Dec 15
I love thes vignettes that you throw out from time to time.
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@xFiacre (9546)
• Ireland
27 Dec 15
Thank you @jabouk
@MALUSE (27112)
• Denmark
27 Dec 15
How do you cope with your nostalgia?
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@xFiacre (9546)
• Ireland
27 Dec 15
@maluse With great difficulty. Writing about it helps too.
@hiru84 (969)
• Malaysia
28 Dec 15
It might be a beautiful scene. I love it.
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@celticeagle (109429)
• Boise, Idaho
28 Dec 15
Well, that is certainly the life. I was just thinking about my meditative spot on some dunes. Sort of similar. Enjoy!