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Wordless Wednesday – Magic

I have decided to post photos of past travels in general and our eight year sailing adventure on SV Irie in particular for Wordless Wednesdays.Β  Also, I can’t manage “completely wordless”, but I’ll try my best at “almost wordless”. πŸ™‚

I have archived thousands of photos over the years and can’t easily pick what to post, so I use the weekly prompt of the Daily Post to inspire my Wordless Wednesdays. This week’s Daily Post photography theme is “magic“.

During all the years we lived and sailed on our boat, Mark and I have experienced a lot of magical moments. Amazing sunsets, wildlife encounters and residing in blissful pieces of paradise are part of those. But, since I have been posting quite a few photographs of those topics in the past, I figured I’d share another magical part of nature: rainbows.

I have a hard time capturing a full, end-to-end rainbow in one photo, so here you have two sets of one of those magical paintings in the sky.

Full rainbow in the Caribbean Islands

Full rainbow in French Polynesia

One day in the Dominican Republic, I noticed a halo around the sun and managed to immortalize it. When you look at this bright photo of the sun and the sun bow, your eyes hurt almost as much as mine did when watching the spectacle live. Quite magical!

What or who brings magic into your life?


  1. That’s easy. David’s definitely the one who brings magic to my life. And before she died, I’d add Sally (our dog) to that list. Thanks to countless trips to shore and thousands of miles walked, I experienced things magical moments that I surely would’ve missed without her.

    Stephanie @ SV CAMBRIA

    • That is so sweet, Stephanie. You and David must have a wonderful thing going. πŸ™‚ Yes, our dogs brought magic to our world as well for the reasons you mention. I just finished a draft chapter for my memoir about our Kali passing away. The tears rolled freely, while I remembered her sweet face and all the great moments we spent together…

  2. Great photos… magic is everywhere, we just have to slow down and see it. Peace.

    • It truly is everywhere, and sometimes it is in the small things, the small contributions, the small efforts, the details. Today it is in the sun rays warming my face and the fact that we have a four day weekend! πŸ™‚

  3. Beautiful rainbows! A dark night sky, a meteor shower and bioluminescent waters come to mind. Our world truly can be magical.

  4. Rainbows are a reminder of how magical our planet is. I never really thought about how hard it is to capture the entire rainbow in one photo.

    • I think you’d have to be pretty far away from it and then the colors wouldn’t be obvious anymore. We have seen many rainbows, but they are pretty hard to capture. I know I took one over a boat one time, which came out great, but I don’t seem to find it. Wish I’d tagged those thousands of photos when we were sailing…

  5. Those photos are extraordinary. I love the way the sky’s colour changes within the rainbow on the lower two images.

    • Thanks, Margaret. With the usual grey surroundings, I find it hard to photograph rainbows. I have seen way more pretty ones than I have been able to capture.

  6. Beautiful pictures. Photos without commentary seem incomplete. Thanks for sharing your amazig pics.
    dropping by from WW

    • Thanks for swinging by all the way from NZ, Suzy. I’ll have to check out those incomplete pics… Thanks for pointing that out. And, enjoy the holidays (and the sun)!

  7. Mmm I meant amazing πŸ™‚

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