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Photo of the Day: Gorgeous Sunsets in Vancouver and Cabot Trail in Canada, and Cartagena, in Colombia, South America
Thank you to all the readers who have written in the social media, WhatsApp, and via email to say they have been enjoying the photos that my daughter Nurin and I have presented on Simergphotos over the past several months. I arrived in Vancouver a week ago to pay my respects to my mum, who passed away on January 21, 2021 at the age of 89.
My evenings are mainly spent at the Burnaby Mountain Park, as it is quite close to me. Unless I am lucky, I have to make several rounds to get a parking spot as hundreds come to view the sunset. At this time, the sun sets between 8:10-8:25 PM — days will continue to get longer until June 21. The waters in the ocean glimmer with light from the setting sun. What a spectacular sight! One thing missing from my sight that I would see everyday at the Aga Khan Park in Toronto. The Ismaili Flag! Let’s see if we can plant one here and many other places!
In this Photo of the Day feature, I have combined my Vancouver sunset photos, above, with a collection of sunset photos, shown below, that I took in Cartagena, Colombia, and the Cabot Trail in Halifax, Nova Scotia.
Though not a sunset photo, the last scene in this post took my breath away. I came out of the car, and had to take the picture and reflect on the message. I spent a lot of time at the site. Yes, prayers for all ruhanis (deceased); they seek it!
Me in Colombia? Yes, and I will be sharing a very exciting and inspiring story with my readers sometime in the future about an extraordinary and amazing trip that I made to the South American country about 4 years ago for a very very special reason. For now, I will stick to the sunset that I watched in Cartagena from Café Del Mar — a much sought restaurant that is booked well in advance for the sunset. It is located on the Walls of Cartagena. I was by myself and the restaurant was able to sit me at a table beside the ocean.
CABOT TRAIL, NOVA SCOTIA
Some of my friends who drove through this 300 km highway, which is regarded as one of the most scenic drives in the world, were bitterly disappointed as it rained on both days they were there. When I entered the Park late one September evening, it was raining hard and the 50 km drive to the hotel was quite difficult with poor visibility. After a restful night, I was treated to two continuous days of splendid weather, with spectacular valley and coastal views all along the way — I decided to travel in both directions.
Some of my friends who drove through this 300 km highway, which is regarded as one of the most scenic drives in the world, were bitterly disappointed as it rained on both days they were there. When I entered the Park late in the evening, it was raining hard and the 50 km drive to the hotel was quite difficult with poor visibility. After a restful night, I was treated to two continuous days of splendid weather, with spectacular valley and coastal views all along the way — I decided to travel in both directions.
… AND A PENETRATING MESSAGE
…..That I was compelled to act upon immediately
Date posted: April 23, 2021.
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