It’s December 2013, I am in Watamu (again), I spend the days lazing around the beach with my camera marveling and snapping at the golden scenes of sunrise and sunsets … as usual, the views are epic, and I think  it wouldn’t be right if I didn’t share these pictures with my readers.

Here we go …

Watching the fishing boats early in the morning, the sea lies calm as the sun paints it with hues of blue, purple gold and copper tones…

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Coral reef Island isolations which are a few meters from the beach, and you can walk through the ocean to them when tides are low.

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The shimmering golden hues right on the beach….

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Spending an evening at the Mida creek … I watch the sun slowly sink below the horizon like a huge glow of gaseous sphere …

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Hope you’ve enjoyed the views as much as I did, and have a great week!

Meanwhile Africa Point have just launched an amazing Photo contest #IncredibleAfrica14 – a competition that is giving you the opportunity to show off your best African safari moments to the world. I am proud to be associated with this contest as a judge and will be receiving compensation for promoting the competition. By taking part you have the chance to win an African Safari worth USD3, 333.  If I was not a judge I would definitely participate.

You can also visit the competition’s Facebook page to vote for your favorite photo.

This post is linking up with;

1. Frank About Croatia in #SundayTraveler

2. Noel Morata’s Travel Photo Mondays

3. Budget Travelers Sandbox’s Travel Photo Thursdays

4. Reflections enroute #wkendtravelinspiration

 

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28 Comments

  1. June 16, 2014 at 8:22 am — Reply

    Wow! Beautiful photos as always…Watamu always looks so beautiful, I can’t wait to visit one day. Thanks for sharing and safe travels!
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  2. June 16, 2014 at 3:13 pm — Reply

    You’ve captured beautiful tones in your photos. I especially like the ones that are from down low hear the water.
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  3. June 16, 2014 at 5:40 pm — Reply

    Gorgeous! I would love to just relax and soak it all in. It looks so peaceful
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  4. June 16, 2014 at 6:11 pm — Reply

    Beautiful sunset photography as usual. The fact that you keep returning to Watamu lets me know that it’s a very special place that I need to add to my list of places to visit when in Kenya.
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  5. June 16, 2014 at 7:15 pm — Reply

    Beautiful shots, Rachael! A truly magical spot at sunrise. Thank you for getting up early to snap these pics and share them.
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  6. June 17, 2014 at 4:29 am — Reply

    Beautiful place. The first snapshot took my breath away. So so so stunning!

  7. June 17, 2014 at 7:44 am — Reply

    Gorgeous photos, Rachael! Love the colours, reflections and contrasts. The contest sounds great. Unfortunately all my safari photos were taken with analogue camera. Congrats for participating in it as a judge!
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  8. Keniamoja
    June 17, 2014 at 8:06 am — Reply

    Gorgeous simply gorgeous … that’s all I can say!

  9. June 17, 2014 at 12:53 pm — Reply

    Wow! Such rich colors and strong reflections and silhouettes.
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  10. June 17, 2014 at 1:20 pm — Reply

    Wow – gorgeous, glorious and golden! Couldn’t be better.
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  11. June 17, 2014 at 9:18 pm — Reply

    Gorgeous gorgeous shots! Congrats on being a judge for the contest 🙂
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  12. June 18, 2014 at 10:04 am — Reply

    Oh my gosh Rachel your pictures are filled with serenity! I loved, loved them as always, our friend! 🙂
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  13. June 18, 2014 at 1:08 pm — Reply

    Amazingly beautiful, Rachel. I’m surprised – pleasantly – you got so much gold in. It gives them such a rich depth. Love each one. I’d love to enter that contest. Thanks for the info.

  14. June 19, 2014 at 3:22 pm — Reply

    Beautiful colors….
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  15. June 19, 2014 at 3:54 pm — Reply

    Stunning shots! I wouldn’t mind waking up to that view every morning.

  16. June 19, 2014 at 5:14 pm — Reply

    This is such a beautiful series – I can almost feel the calm and here the water’s lapping.
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  17. June 19, 2014 at 8:56 pm — Reply

    Looks so peaceful and calm – and far removed from all the horrible happenings. Hope you are safe.
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  18. June 19, 2014 at 9:12 pm — Reply

    Beautiful photos. I love that you captured both the sunrise and sunset!
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  19. June 19, 2014 at 9:28 pm — Reply

    Beautiful change in tide and colors, those islands or maybe villages in the background have such strange and looming effects on your pictures.

  20. June 20, 2014 at 5:47 am — Reply

    So glad you shared these photos – they are magical.
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  21. June 21, 2014 at 8:22 pm — Reply

    Beautiful photos as usual! I love sunsets 🙂 Thanks for linking up to the #SundayTraveler!
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  22. June 22, 2014 at 5:12 am — Reply

    Rachel, These photos are stunning! I would love if you linked up with my Weekend Travel Inspiration as well! These photos, and all of your posts, are very inspirational! The link is in the link love.
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  23. June 28, 2014 at 8:32 pm — Reply

    I am so impressed at the amount of time and resource put together to bring this useful and informative piece. I commend that. I am thinking of taking time to relax during this season and I might just be considering Watamu. lol 🙂

  24. June 29, 2014 at 8:40 pm — Reply

    Really stunning shots! Each and everyone of them
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  25. August 6, 2014 at 8:23 pm — Reply

    Wau,its so wonderful to visit such places,i dream to visit watamu soon.

  26. September 7, 2014 at 8:30 pm — Reply

    Really beautiful. Eye-catching scenery..
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  27. September 2, 2016 at 9:56 am — Reply

    Beautiful place and great photos!

    • October 10, 2016 at 2:15 pm — Reply

      Thank you! It’s very hard to take a bad photo of Watamu, it is beautiful.

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