Silence in the Salt pans

Couldn’t you just lose yourself in this silence?  The end of another hot day in the Algarve, and the sun sinking gracefully into the salt pans.  The scene was so different when I walked out to Quatro Aguas earlier in the day.

A different quality of silence and not so easy to savour.  Almost harsh.  I like the gentler, reflective tones, when you can daydream a little.

How does silence look to you?  We had a different silence again here in the UK this morning, with a soft blanket of snow.

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    1. I gather the north of France has ground to a halt with the snowfall, Suze. I’m not missing it at all, but it’s definitely cooler than usual here this week. 🙂 🙂 And thank you!

  1. The last picture is stunning! I love the reflection of the sky and clouds below. There’s something quite magical about visiting vast salt pans. I’ve read about this place in South America that’s pretty famous for trick photography. 🙂 It’s on my list!

  2. MrB will much prefer the harsh ones as he is fascinated by the salt production – we’ve never been here when it is appearing let alone when they harvest it. Great shots Jo, but especially that last one. Beautiful – no wonder it is your favourite 🙂

    1. Thanks, sweetheart. Another lovely day on the walk out to Barril. This time next week I’ll be in the air. 🙂 🙂 Slithery slippy here. I might hibernate tomorrow (or watch Rafa 🙂 )

  3. The pictures of the salt ponds reminded me of my grandparents, who were both Portuguese, and worked for Leslie Salt. There were numerous salt ponds in the San Francisco bay. The salt plant is closed and the ponds are being slowly returned to being part of the bay. Good memories. 🙂

  4. What absolutely wonderful photos. I had no idea the Algarve had salt pans. I must admit I find it very hard to believe there is such a thing as silence, but if there is you’ve represented it beautifully.

    1. That’s because you’re surrounded by people! 🙂 🙂 I love that early morning quiet but I don’t have a photo to represent it. So my regular little walk down to Quatro Aguas will have to do. The ferry leaves from there for the ilha. 🙂 🙂

      1. We more often drive out past the salt pans to catch the ferry but sometimes walk. There’s a very Portuguese yacht club down there that we like. The last shot is from further along the coast on our walk to Barril and the Anchor Cemetery xxx

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