"Lac Rose, a pink lake very close to the Atlantic Ocean in Senegal" This man spends 6-7 hours a day,6 days a week in water with a salt content close to 40%. He manages to harvest about a ton of salt per day, which is loaded in a small wooden boat & when the boat is full, he returns to the shore and the boat is discharged by his wife and other family members. The salt is sold locally and for exports to other West African countries.
For centuries, Africans walked through the "door of no return"directly into slave ships. Nowadays, the portal of this fort so central to one of history's greatest crimes has a new name, hung on a sign leading back in from the roaring Atlantic Ocean: "The door of return." via .hobotraveler.com
Cape Town, South Africa (Photograph by Eric Nathan, Getty) If your vacation must have awesome beaches and be unique all in one shot then Cape Town might be for you! The African capital of cool sprawls on a peninsula that divides the icy Atlantic from the warmer Indian Ocean, putting some 20 beaches within striking distance. The Clifton beaches, known for the posh homes that overlook them and stellar sunset-viewing, are sheltered from the region’s strong trade winds by a mountainous ridge. Fu...
Mauritius is an island nation in the Indian Ocean off the southeast coast of the African continent. The first Portuguese explorers found no indigenous people living on the island in 1507. The island of Mauritius was the only home of the Dodo bird. The bird became extinct fewer than eighty years after its discovery.
A vortex street often occurs when cloud formations over the ocean are disturbed by wind passing over land or another obstacle. In this true-color Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) image from July 5, 2002, marine stratocumulus clouds have arranged themselves in rows, or streets, which are usually parallel to the direction of wind flow. Downwind of obstacles, in this case, the Canary Islands off the west African coast, eddies create turbulent patterns called vortex streets.