Everybody knows that Watamu is an old fishing village, but the information ends here. Are these fishermen “real”? What are their origins, how are they organized and how do they live?
Who’s the model and who’s the photographer? When on holiday, with the sea breeze and the relaxed atmosphere, you can choose to be one day taking pictures of your friends, and the following day modelling for them. Clearly, a perfect location like the Lonno Lodge .. helps a lot! 🙂
Every day at 5 am the fishermen leave Watamu to fish through the day, following the tide, from April to November. And every evening the whole village is waiting for them on the beach.
This is the sunbed on the private roof-terrace of our Top Tower Room, on the top of the observation tower. Full of activity, uh? 🙂
p.s. do you know this tower is the tallest building in Watamu?
Do you see the beauty of Watamu? When it’s low tide you can simply walk to reach the tiny islands facing the coast, leaving directly from the shores and from your hotel. Low tide creates several ponds only a few feet deep, full of sealife, and you can enjoy it even when you’re not .. ergh .. ehm […]
A traditional open market in Watamu, on the side of the road. Everything is set up in the morning, and then unset in the evening. Whatever they sell, colours are always part of the setting.
A quiet sunset on the Mida Creek, fishermen have all returned home, it’s dinner time for Watamu.
“Alisha and the Masai” is one of the pictures I love more. Maybe it’s the contrast of the colors, or the perception of the endless ocean. Or the view of the two tiny islands emerging from the water that you can only reach during low tide, directly from the shore .. It gives a sense of […]
This picture was taken a while ago, moments after a storm coming from inland washed the shores, and then rolled south through the ocean. It was a strange atmosphere, full of wind and fragrances. I loved it.
Road market in Timboni, a small village really close to Watamu, a nice stop on your way to visiting the old Gede ruins.