Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Isla Capitan

This is a photo of Isla Capitan, or Captain Island, at the southern end of Tamarindo bay. Cabo Velas at the northern end of the bay is visible in the distance.

Isla Capitan almost disappears at high tide. I took this photo at low tide. You can see volcanic rock above the water line, and a narrow strip of sand and a few bushes peeking on the right side of the island.

This island is very beneficial for Tamarindo, as the southern end of the bay to the right of this photo is protected from the full force of the Pacific Ocean's wave. It is this sheltering from the island and reef that allows fishing boats and excursion tour boats to be moored in Tamarindo Bay.

This week we are showing photos of the Danish flair for design on our Viva la Voyage travel photo site.

This week we are showing photos of the Danish flair for design on our Viva la Voyage travel photo site.

7 comments:

brattcat said...

The blessings of a barrier island and what a beauty it is.

Sharon said...

This makes such a beautiful scene.

Julie ScottsdaleDailyPhoto.com said...

good information about how it serves a role as well as adds to the view

glenda said...

Would be fun to explore this island, and maybe get stranded.

Jarart said...

It is pretty and a nice thing to have. Good size waves in this shot.

The Photo Huntress said...

I love the cloud formations in this photo. Just beautiful.

Jacob said...

Beauty and function: a combination hard to beat!

Re your comment on Ocala DP: We have lots of these old barns in the Ocala area as a number of horse farms have been sold or gone out of business...it's a shame, but eventually the barns will be torn down to make way for new homes or new barns. Hopefully, there will more new barns than new homes!

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