Back in the Red Sea!

After 16 months it was fantastic to dive into the Red Sea again.

Below two photos of the Sailfin Tang. ūüôā The fish is one of my favorites.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Threadfin Butterflyfish is a bit shy. So it is not easy to get a good capture of it. This time I got one. ūüôā

The Red Sea Threadfin Butterflyfish.jpg

The Clownfish / Anemonefish¬†is always a delight to the eye. This one was only¬†5 cm …so I used the camera’s macro zoom fully.

The Red Sea Anemonefish Macro.jpg

Plunge into the Red Sea!

We love to photograph in the Red Sea. Have a look at the most recent photos. You just might decide to plunge in yourself! ūüôā I can warmly recommend snorkeling, diving and photographing close to the coral reefs.

Red Sea Picasso Fish
Red Sea Picasso Fish
Glorious Red Sea World 3
Exquisite Butterflyfish
Dusky Parrotfish
Dusky Parrotfish 
Fascinating Red Sea World
Fascinating Red Sea World
Glorious Red Sea World
Glorious Red Sea World
Picassofish Anemonefish and Raspberry Corals
Picassofish Anemonefish and Raspberry Corals
Picassofish In The Colorful Red Sea
Picassofish In The Colorful Red Sea
Picassofish Swimming Away
Picassofish Swimming Away
Silent Red Sea World
Silent Red Sea World

Fascinating Red Sea World

To go underwater in the Red Sea takes you to a whole new world, a beautiful and fascinating world.

You can see hundreds of Lyretail Anthias, Scalefin Anthias, and Half-And-Half Cromis.

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Once I met a BigEye Emperor and was truly surprised by the size of this fish, which is rarely seen at Port Ghalib, Egypt.

Big Eye Emperor Monotaxis Grandoculis

It swam slowly past me and disappeared into the deep blue sea.

Redd Sea Big Eye Emperor

The Bluespine Unicornfish, a juvenile this time, is so cute and neat. The spines are barely seen as small blue dots.

Bluspine Unicornfish

Chevron Butterflyfish likes to swim together. Here are two of them, and seems like they are dancing the same choreography. They seem to like the Raspberry Coral.

Chevron Butterflyfish couple closeup

Lyretail Anthiascan sometimes surprise the photographer with its glowing  oragne color. Do you see the yellow Sulfur Damselfish. It is on the right and is quite small.

Colorful Red Sea World 2

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Beautiful Sabaudia in Italy

A few years back we decided to rent a house south from Rome. We wanted to enjoy new areas, if possible close to the Mediterranean Sea. I googled for rental houses. After finding houses which were either too expensive or not to our liking, I saw an interesting  house in Sabaudia. We had never heard of this city, but found it interesting as it was very close to the sea and the house offered everything we wanted to a reasonable price. 

We investigated a bit more. When we realized the sandy beach next to the town was 20 kilometers long we made our decision.

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After arriving at Fiumicino airport in Rome, we rented a car (once in Italy, the choice was of course an Alfa Romeo) and drove 90 kilometers south. The drive was a bit longer than we are used to, but it was worth it. The house, the garden, the town and the beach Рthey were all fabulous. 

talon takapiha

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A little bit of the town history: The architects  Gino Cancellotti, Luigi Piccinato and Alfredo Scalpelli made the city plans and the work started in August 1933. 6000 people built the city and it was ready already after a year. 

The house had a small garden in the front and on the back.

talo-sabaudiassa

Even though we like to cook ourselves, sometimes it is great to go to a nearby restaurant. We tried fish, sea food, pasta and of course pizza. We fell in love with the pizza Diavola, which is quite spicy.

pizza-diavola_2

The beach was fantastic. Hot summer days and cool Mediterranean Sea is a perfect match.

We can warmly recommend to spend a week or two in Sabaudia.

Swimming in the Med

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Travel stories by Johanna Hurmerinta

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