Sunset Cruise at Knysna | #SkywatchFriday

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On Earth, there is no Heaven, but there are pieces of it.

—Jules Renard

In my earlier posts, I’ve mentioned about our unforgettable South Africa trip, taken early this year, that left us spellbound and totally in love with the beautiful country. Of the many unique experiences we had, one that definitely stands out is the Sunset Cruise on the Knysna Lagoon. It was, in every sense of the word, an absolutely magical one— one that we had decided on the spur of the moment on our second last day, as we made our way back to Cape Town from Port Elizabeth.

Knysna, we discovered, is a town that is built on the northern shore of a large warm-water estuary—the Knysna Lagoon. The estuary opens to the Indian Ocean after passing between two large headlands. These are popularly known as “The Heads”, and have come to be associated with the loss of boats and fishermen that pass through their treacherous and unpredictable waters.

On the recommendation of our tour guide, Derek, we set off for the sunset cruise, to chill our aching feet from all the walking that we had been doing over the last couple of days. There was no better way to end the day than swaying to the gentle breeze, as we revelled in the magnificence of the Knysna lagoon, watching the pink haze spreading all across the sky. While some tourists were seen enjoying their wine and oysters, the rest of us were busy scurrying for vantage positions on the deck to grab those sunset shots, as the boat cruised along.

Somewhere, quietly, amidst the flurry of activities that kept us busy, the African sun started to set over the lagoon. Sharing, below, a few shots from that memorable evening.

Our skies here have been rather dull lately, so we’ve not had much colour that’s been worth capturing. But, now that it seems to be clearing up, I am collating a few shots which will be up on the blog soon. So, tell me, how has the sky been in your part of the world? What have you been clicking, lately? If you’re joining Skywatch, do leave your link, so I can visit you back. Thank you for stopping by here. Hope to see you again soon. Wishing you a wonderful weekend. 🙂

Linking up with SkywatchFriday where you will find some amazing pictures shared by sky lovers from all over the world.

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32 Comments
  • Lady Fi

    Reply

    Beautiful!

    • Esha M Dutta

      Thank you!

  • Joyful

    Reply

    Lovely!

    • Esha M Dutta

      Thank you!

  • Suhasini

    Reply

    Wow, what a wonderful colours..its just awesome

    • Esha M Dutta

      Thank you very much, Suhasini. Glad to see you stop by. 🙂

  • Jan K. alias Afanja

    Reply

    Wonderful shots of those pink clouds above the sea.

    • Esha M Dutta

      Thank you very much, Jan. 🙂

  • Shubhra Rastogi

    Reply

    Looks so calm, soothing and serene.

    • Esha M Dutta

      Thanks a lot, Shubhra!

  • Natasha

    Reply

    Tranquility that transports one to another world.
    So glad to see you actively blogging. <3

    • Esha M Dutta

      Thanks a lot, Natasha! Trying to but not quite as regular as one would wish to be.

  • A ShutterBug Explores

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    Magnificent sky shots ~ great colors ~ ^_^

    Happy Day to you,
    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

    • Esha M Dutta

      Thank you so much! So glad to see you stop by the blog and share your kind thoughts.

  • Alana

    Reply

    There is nothing like a sunset over water. So pretty!

    • Esha M Dutta

      Thank you very much, Alana. Yes, I think the same as you. Try not to miss a sight like that ever!

  • Peter B.

    Reply

    Wow, these are beautiful! I like the sky colors reflected off the water.

    • Esha M Dutta

      Thank you very much, Peter. I agree the reflection adds to the effect.

  • Yogi

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    You really captured some great soft photos. I love the delicate colors.

    • Esha M Dutta

      Thank you so much, Alan. Yes, it was so beautiful and those soft colours were unbelievable! Delicate and fragile and so short-lived on the beautiful Knysna sky.

  • KB

    Reply

    Gorgeous pinks

    • Esha M Dutta

      Thanks!

  • Al

    Reply

    That is beautiful – I love ships and sunsets.

    • Esha M Dutta

      Thank you very much, Al!

  • Bhavna Gajbe

    Reply

    The pictures are breathtaking. Loved reading the post.

    • Esha M Dutta

      Thank you so much, Bhavna. So glad to see you stop by the blog. and share your thoughts.

  • Sanch @ Sanch Writes

    Reply

    Wow! Those pictures are glorious! It reminds me of home…waterfronts and sunsets are my favourite things!

    • Esha M Dutta

      Thank you so much for stopping by, Sanch. Sunsets on the waterfront can be most dramatic, I agree! I especially watch out for any reflection of the sunset sky on the waters.

  • Vicki

    Reply

    They are all beautiful photos!

    • Esha M Dutta

      Thank you very much, Vicki.

  • Ellen

    Reply

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    • Esha M Dutta

      Not really, Ellen. I’m not entirely sure what would be the best for you. I would suggest you get in touch with someone who is a tech expert to help you with this. Hope this helps. Thanks for reaching out.

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