A Sunday stroll on the beach in Yoff

Today is an important day for Muslims as they make their way to the Yoff Mosque to listen to a well-known Marabout speak. Everyone is dressed in white. Why? A young woman tells us this is so “you cannot tell the difference between the rich and the poor”.

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Then, a walk along the beach turning here and there with my camera trying to capture some of the action. Birds (falcons, I think!), horse-drawn carts, police on horse-back, kids, more kids, kids playing soccer, passersby and so many young people asking to have their picture taken!

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And my favourite shot of the day. So much to take in here!

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And a few more, of the colourful fishing boats and horse carts.

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Oh, the strange and not-so-strange things we can find on the beach. There were dead puffer fish too, some full of air like full balloons lying in the sand, some looked punctured.

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I would love to see how these fishing boats are painted! Or, better yet, participate in the painting.

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I love authentic smiles and natural, un-posed photos.

Near the water it looks like the goats are pilgrim-aging to the mosque as well. Some of them are even dressed in white.

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She was a bit camera-shy at first.

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Near my home I can hear both the airplanes taking off and the horse’s carts trotting along the street. Sometimes, all at once.

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