American in Spain

Sittin' on the dock of the bay

July 1, 2008
Low Tide

On Saturday, Marga and her mother went to Bilbao to shop for dresses for cousin Andoni's upcoming September wedding. I was specifically not invited, much to my delight. It was a beautiful day, so I took several long walks around town. In the evening, I went out to the little lighthouse, where I had been the day before, to take some photographs and sit and read. I took some wonderful panorama photos of the port and the tidal basin around it, as well as a cool timelapse video that I will share in my next post. Optional soundtrack to this post: ytaudio(rd3rA89VhtA) Sunlit Spanish Flag

A Spanish flag with the sun directly behind it on the way out to the port.

Marisma Pan

A panorama of the tidal basin at low tide.

Low Tide

There's something awkward about a boat sitting on the ground like that.

On a leash

But it has to be tethered, because when the tide comes in it will be in several feet of water.

Looks like grass

Close-up of previous photo.

Reflected Sunlight

Reflected afternoon sunlight on the water.

Tide coming in to lift boat

Tide coming in to lift the boat.

Boat Wake

A boat whizzes by.

Floating on Light

Silhouetted by the sunlight.

Flying Spaghetti Monster?

Clouds in the shape of God. MHNATY.

How many faces do you see?

Really, though... How many human faces do you see in this photograph? Our brains are well trained to pick them out.

Colindres Port Panorama

A panorama of the port of Colindres. View 12291 x 1790 original.

On Monday, one of Marga's coworkers asked her, "Was that your husband that spent an hour out by the lighthouse on Saturday just reading and taking pictures?" She replied, "Yep, sounds like him."