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Wordless Wednesday – Tiny

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 “tiny“.

Bahamian sloop against a giant cruise ship in Nassau

Bahamian sloop against a giant cruise ship in Nassau

When you compare local boats to cruise ships, they look tiny. When you climb to the top of a hill or mountain, things down below are tiny.

Little Irie seen from the top of a hill in Moorea, French Polynesia

Our little Irie seen from the top of a hill in Moorea, French Polynesia

When you stand next to a tall tree, you appear tiny. Humans are tiny in the grand scheme of things. We better not forget that!

Tall tree in a Polynesian jungle

Tall tree in a Polynesian jungle

I had another photograph in mind, of a teeny tiny fish that was keeping me company while I was snorkeling a reef. Unfortunately, after an hour of going through my numerous underwater pictures and not remembering where this experience took place, I failed to locate it. I still enjoy the memory of that little fish trying to use me for protection against his much bigger peers!

Mark is a tiny part of an impressive landscape

Mark is a tiny part of an impressive landscape

What does “tiny’ represent to you?


  1. Great pics of “tiny” and its perspectives! Looks like you have been to some amazing places!

    • Thanks, Terri. We sailed on our boat in the Caribbean and the Pacific for eight years, after traveling by camper and backpacking for years before that. The life we are living now is as settled and “boring” as it has ever been… πŸ™‚

  2. Great idea for Wordless Wednesday. It really puts things in perspective, especially how tiny we are compared to Mother Nature. Funnily enough, I was looking through some of our old photos this morning and found a few of a cruise ship in Rhodes. I kept thinking how insanely huge it was.

    • Mother Nature rules, and I encourage her to keep ruling, as a way to get back to the human race that’s destroying her. πŸ™‚ It’s not too late to post your cruise ship photo for the “tiny” topic. As long as there is some perspective showing…

  3. I love it when nature puts things into proper prospective. Great use of the word tiny, Liesbet.

    Stephanie @ SV CAMBRIA

    • Thanks, Stephanie. There are so many other examples I could have used, but… way too many photos to weave through. You know the feeling. And, the respect for nature. πŸ™‚

  4. Good choices! We are indeed tiny in the scheme of things.

  5. All of these made me smile. so often when I take photos I forget that something which appears awe inspiring needs to have perspective for that to be conveyed. Love the photo of the sailboat and it’s ‘mother of all ancestors’. πŸ™‚

    • I know what you mean, Sue. And, so often, what you see in reality is impossible to capture in a photo. Often I look at photos afterwards and they just don’t do the experience and beauty justice. But, it is an attempt. Making movies, like you guys do conveys reality better. But, so much work to edit! πŸ™‚

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