The Offerings of Nature

Sometimes I wonder, how crazy this world is. Living in a touristic place – an island, with  wide, long sandy beaches, lovely warm seas, turquoise shallow waters and magnificent sunsets, most people seem not at all enjoy, what I am enjoying – the offerings of nature!

That might be a reason why those tourists are not disturbed much by overdevelopment in every single part, of a more and more aggressive tourist industry. The awe of a sunset is reduced to a video clip they made from the actual sunset. It looks like there is no devotion, no meditation or pureness in their sensation.

It seems though, they enjoy what they are doing. And even if this kind of joy may be very shallow – it is a kind of joy!

It seems, many of them have no sense for nature anymore. Nature is reduced to a frozen picture or a video clip, they can send via WhatsApp back home. With affectation of awe, they possibly describe to their relatives and friends how awesome that sunset was they have eye witnessed, when in truth, they just took a video of it. That’s their virtual reality!

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Station 3. Paraws spread out over several 100 meters occupying the beach-front.
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Where is the sunset? Sailingboats station 3.
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Sailingboats Station 1

Today it is ‘All Saints’ Day’. Today the water sports businesses are suspended. Today one could walk or jog, the entire stretch of the beach, which one can usually not (at least not in the afternoon), because of the ‘hundred’s’ of sailing boats (serving thousands of tourists) ‘parking’ right on the beach, waiting for customers.

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Watersport business on All Saints Day suspended.

Today the horizon was open, not covered by the same sailing boats, whose vast number, makes it sometimes difficult to catch a free view of the sunset and horizon.

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Today however the sun set behind a mystic blue-grey wall, which was quiet magnificent. Nature, in all its facets and appearances, is only comprehensible if captured with the naked eye, and seen with a true heart!

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Easter Saturday 2017, 4.30 pm, Station 3

Right, the boats on the beach! How nice. No obstacle is blocking the way if you were out for a beach stroll. If you wanted to jogg the whole strech of the White Beach, especially during the 2 hours before sunset – Easter saturday was the day. A day for true beach lovers. Where were the felt a hundred thousand paraws lined up at Station 1 and from Paradise Garden Resort to Station 3? It was the Day-Off of all the water-sport-businesses.