Thursday, 12 February 2015

GOOD FENSES - On the beach at Pottery Lodge, Malawi

As you saw from Monday’s post we are staying at Pottery Lodge for 3 days and we are the only people staying so we have the beach all to ourselves except for a few locals passing by.  Not many fences today but then who would want to be fenced in when you can have all this beauty and freedom around you.  Hope Tex agrees!





We went over to this building although there was only us there and therefore not open for business but it had a great swing (inside) that the children really enjoyed playing on.  There were also 2 Wire tailed Swallows posing well that I got great video of, however the bad news is, I cannot find it!!!


View from our ‘girls’ cottage.


Now are there any bloggers who could do this and not drop it!!!
Whatever is in those containers it was 'fenced' in and it stayed there!





I hope you enjoyed the images of this idyllic place. 

I am linking this post with GOOD FENCES.

Thank you for visiting and also to those who leave comments.

51 comments:

  1. Beautiful pictures of an idyllic spot, Margaret.
    Nice to see how the locals live there.
    I must not think to run with a bucket of water on my head.
    Best regards, Irma

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    1. HI Irma Yes running with a bucket especially if it had water in it could be wet work but cooling!! Thanks for comment.

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  2. I think the last pic with the boat/ canoe is my favourite :o)

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  3. HI CT Yes I think I would have to agree with you. Thanks for visiting and comment.

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  4. Wonderful series of images. The views are beautiful, I especially liked the last shot. Have a happy Thursday!

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  5. Nice photos, Margaret! I would love to be walking barefoot in that beautiful white sand! The white that I walk on these days isn't kind to bare feet.

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  6. Beautiful images Margaret!
    I always wonder how they balance
    containers on their heads.
    The last one is also my favourite :))
    Have a fine day
    【ツ】Knipsa

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  7. Wow...a dream of mine. To have a beach all to myself so I can sit, reflect on life, watch the beauty of the day pass by and enjoy it all!!!

    Lucky you.

    Great image shares today Margaret.

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  8. Beautiful images Margaret. The walking with pot on her head is stupendous.

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  9. Just imagine having that heavenly beach to yourself. My dream has always been to live right on a beach like that. Blissful. Great series of shots Margaret.

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  10. Just a beautiful setting and yes I agree it should not be fenced in. It is always fascinating to see locals carrying a bucket on their heads. I remember my grandmother telling me, who was born and raised in Naples, Italy~ stories of how she walked and carried water on her head. I wouldn't get very far however. LOL
    Enjoy your getaway!
    CM

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  11. I find it fascinating how these people learn to carry such weights on their heads and keep them balanced. A lovely place, indeed. Great pictures....enjoy your day!

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  12. It's like being on a vacation stopping by here!

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  13. I think the railing works for a fence very well. Interesting to see the old ways of carrying things. I know I couldn't do it. It looks very nice there. Blessings.

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  14. love seeing this woman walking with the large bowl balanced on her head and no hands used for the balance. Lovely shots

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  15. I would love to see this in person. and having sand like that right outside my door would make me happy. you do have fences and the fence on her head. LOL.. i could not walk with it even empty.

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  16. those are great views of those beach expanses. lovely!

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  17. How nice to have this lovely beach all to yourselves. Love these photos.

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  18. interesting images. To carry loads like thet on my head would be impossible. I have a sour neck. :(

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  19. It does look like a paradise and I have NO IDEA how women carry things on their heads. I am amazed every time I see such photos.

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  20. Hi Margaret,
    What a lovely post with some fantastic photos!
    I was particularly thrilled to see the bicycle and the ladies carrying vessels (pots) on their head, without holding them with their hands. Now, that requires some finesse and I have seen it thousands of times in India.
    Have a Beautiful Day!
    Peace :)

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  21. I love your "fence" even if it is a stretch and I would trade that sand for our snow in a second. As a kid, my mother used to have us walk with a book on our head to learn how to walk smoothly like a lady or dancer. We made a game out of it to see who could go the furthest without dropping the book ... so I would be willing to try it with a bucket, but chances are I have long since lost the technique:0 Wonderful pictures, Margaret and I await the finding of the Wire Tailed Swallow Video :) Be well, and never stop enjoying life as you do ... it is a joy for all of us as you share it.

    Andrea @ From The Sol

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  22. Wow! What a respite from the snow and plummeting temperatures we're experiencing here today. :-)

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  23. Hi Margaret, Neat set of photos ... my favorite is the 4th one ... excellent overview of the building! Thanks for your comment on my blog. John

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  24. Wonderful photos..Thanks for sharing..So serene and calming..Enjoy

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  25. It warmes my heart to see such beautiful and quiet holiday photos in cold wintertime... thanks for sharing

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  26. What a beautiful and calm place! And I love the old red boat by the waterside. Wow, those women have great balance. The first picture, she has to help hold it. Maybe because it is very heavy and full of water? Then the next lady is hands free!! I bet it is better for your back to carry loads this way.

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  27. Easy day at the beach is a good day fence or no fence. Continue to enjoy.

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  28. This is a beautiful place and I love all your views. It would be a great place to visit. I've been looking at past posts I've not gotten a chance to see yet and enjoyed all your wonderful photos! Thanks for sharing!

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  29. It does look like quite a peaceful place to visit. I've always thought that balancing something like that on your head looks pretty cool but I certainly couldn't do it.

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  30. Wonderful photos of this beautiful place!

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  31. I've just been looking at your pics for the last few days - what a wonderful place!

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  32. I have to say that this is another blog that I really enjoy the photography. And I love that you have them big enough for us to get a good look if we want.

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  33. it is an amazing and quite intriguing place. i have enjoyed all your images!!!!

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  34. An extraordinary place indeed. Yes, I too really like the red canoe shot.

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  35. It does look idyllic there Margaret, marvelous photos and goodness, not sure I could balance something like a big pot on my head without doing major damage. It's an art!

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  36. It looks so peaceful,quite divine.

    Have a great weekend.

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  37. I have been thoroughly enjoying your trip to this place very much. Beautiful place.

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  38. what great views. I think your fence works real well.

    Its so amazing how those ladies can walk with those containers on their heads

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  39. Enjoyed the little tour with you at this lovely place.

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  40. I love the photos of the women and the boys, and the last one!!! How pretty!

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  41. Love the bicycle shot and the ladies carrying things on their heads.

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  42. A little bit of heaven on earth! Love the flowers below, the quiet beach and the private resort.

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  43. I agree, that is, indeed, an idyllic place. Extremely beautiful. A fence would have been a real shame.

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  44. So serene looking - a lovely spot! Love that last shot!
    Years ago my friends and I would practice walking with a book on our heads - I wasn't good at it so I'm sure I'd never get where I was supposed to with a large container like these ladies. :)

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  45. Hello again, I enjoyed this post. I've been lucky enough to stay in beautiful water front lodges in Kenya that were mostly deserted. It is nice for the atmosphere but not so good for the local business.

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  46. I agree, there's no need for fencing on such a beautiful stretch of beach! How wonderful and peaceful to have the place to yourselves. I wish my 'roadway' was a beach as serene as this.
    Wendy

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  47. Sems a lovely place to be, especially if you are a photographer.

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  48. I had to look up Malawi to make sure it was in Africa. What a wonderful adventure you are having!

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  49. Gorgeous place, Margaret... We love going to the beach when nobody much is around but US... SO--I know how you feel about having the place all to yourselves... GORGEOUS.

    Hugs,
    Betsy

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