This is the last series of images from my outing to Graciosa.

Essentially the images document my walk along the beach and I hope you like them.  It was interesting how the beaches changed as I wandered along in the sun.

I also collected a really interesting array of shells as I walked.

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On a walk around Whitstable Harbour rusty things catch our eye.

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Rusty chains lay unemployed by the side of the harbour wall

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A piece of wood shows its age

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More chains lay around.

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We traveled to a hardwood logging/processing plant.

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A chainsaw operator cuts through a trunk with his meter long blade.

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Workers pose for the camera.

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More workers pause for the shot.

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The manufacturing floor looms large in front of us.

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The mill saw drags logs across its blade.

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Freshly cut wood is placed into a steamer.

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After 2 months the logs start to show their potential colours.

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After three months the logs have changed colour completely with all manner of oranges and browns.

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The scale of the operation is slightly overwhelming.

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Employees personal belongings are left in beautiful simply made lockers alongside the production line.

We stayed at Esther's place.  The following images were taken from the veranda whilst we waited for various appointments.

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A builder constructing a new aviary carries his pan on his head between loads.

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Flowers which I have only ever seen for sale as house plants grow abundantly in the hotel grounds.

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Over exposed but still a beautiful image.

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A bat plant.  I recently bought one of these for Dad's wife.

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These colourful lizards scamper around.  This is a male.  The females are a little plainer.

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A peacock struts around showing off his feathers.

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The peacock stops for a moment to pose for the camera.

During the 2005 trip to Ghana, we spent time at Kokrobite Beach.  It is a magical place.  We were there on a public holiday due to the independence day celebrations and the beach was full of families and body boarding surfers.  It was a beautiful day which I will never forget.

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Here two guys approach the waves with their boards.

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Surfing in toward the shore.

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Children help to pull the fishing boats into shore.

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A young woman takes part in the surfing.

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A toothless child smiles for the camera.