Landscapes

Kariba Kapenta

Although I find the kapenta rigs noisy, they make good subjects for foregrounds:

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This is sun-set at Maabwe Bay, on the Zambezi, the sun still out of the photo, although the lovely copper colour has already spread across the water

Kapenta, which look like little sardines, are attracted to light. So the Kapenta rigs go out at night and shine a strong light down into the water and then collect the tiny fish with a net. So ALL night, the generator’s diesel engines belt away, to run the lights.

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The net and the rig that pull the fish out of the water, is at the back, hanging over the water.

The fish are sun dried, salted and packed for sale far from Kariba. I find I have to soak them overnight and then drain off the salty water before I use them. Rather than bore you with details, I’ll add this link: Kapenta at Wikipedia¬†

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I think the rings on this boat are stuffed – it stuttered its way slooowwwly across the bay!

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The workshops and packing sheds are directly behind the jetty in this shot. Taken in the morning, I love the shine off the water and the busy people working.

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All these photos are taken at Maabwe Bay on the Zambezi. Click here to find Maabwe on Google Maps

 

 

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3 Comments

Annemarie van Helfteren - 25. Nov, 2018 - Reply

Beautiful pictures- lovely colours

frankiekay - 25. Nov, 2018 - Reply

Thank you – the sunsets are awesome