A Transatlantic Dialogue

 

When you look out at the ocean, do you ever wonder who is on the other side?  I do! So when we were at the beach in South Carolina, I felt compelled to look it up.  Turns out that Morocco is directly across the Atlantic from South Carolina.  I had recently been to Morocco, so I could vividly picture what was on the ocean as I walked along the shore.

For this week’s Photo Challenge: Dialogue, we are asked to bring  two photos into dialogue.  The first photo, taken on Sullivan’s Island, South Carolina, looks directly east across the Atlantic Ocean towards Morocco.  The second photo, taken in Rabat, looks directly west towards South Carolina.  The photographic dialogue even reflects the time difference; the first photo was taken in the early morning, which is afternoon in Morocco.

Sometimes we need a reminder that our beautiful world is really not so big after all. And that often our connections can be greater than our differences.

 

What to find out what’s on the other side of the ocean from where you are?  The Washington Post published a quick reference – check it out here!

Weekly Photo Challenge: Sea

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A “legelege” fishing boat rests on the shore of the Atlantic Ocean in Ghana. The sea is very powerful off the coast of Ghana, yet Ghanaian fishermen battle the powerful currents and mighty breakers day after day in their small, wooden boats. They often personalize their boats with inspirational sayings.

“But man is not made for defeat,” he said.

“A man can be destroyed but not defeated. ”

― Ernest Hemingway, The Old Man and the Sea 

This post is a response to the theme “Sea”.  Follow the link to see more entries in the Weekly Photo Challenge: Sea.