Essaouira Sunset

Before I took any of these shots…..I slipped over on the wet rocks!!

My hat and sunglasses went flying (the latter not to be found again) and I banged up my left arm pretty badly and I suspect cracked a rib or two. I say suspect, because I didn’t go and get it checked out mainly because spending a few hours in a Moroccan A&E wasn’t exactly high on my list of things to do and also because unless you break a rib to the point where it punctures a lung, then there isn’t really anything they can do……you just have to rest up and take pain killers.

Thankfully the camera remained undamaged and I was determined to take a few shots of the sunset before I hobbled back to the Riad:

Unfortunately I was in quite a lot of pain and discomfort for the remainder of the trip (and for three or four weeks when we got home) and although my darling wife did a great job of patching me up it did somewhat curtail what we had planned to do in the Atlas Mountains….our final stop on our mini tour of Morocco.

© Mark Simms Photography (2015)

25 Responses to “Essaouira Sunset”

  1. Mjollnir MacAlba

    Great series of shots despite your mishap!

    • Mark Simms

      Cheers….the adrenaline had kicked in, so it wasn’t till I got back to the Riad that the pain really began to kick in.

  2. lauramacky

    Oh no Mark! I hope you get better soon. The pictures are gorgeous so at least all was not lost lol. And whew yes…glad the camera is ok!

    • Mark Simms

      Thanks Laura….it was a few weeks ago so all healed now. When it happened my first thought was about the camera 😊

      • lauramacky

        Ha! i know what you mean. I’m glad you’re healed up now! I’m behind the times here with the holidays.

  3. Vicki

    Lovely series, Mark.

    Sorry to hear about the accident. Hope you’re feeling much better now and all is healed.

    Good to hear the camera is ok.

  4. Sarah Longes - Mirador Design

    Now that’s the kind of thing that I usually do!!!! Sorry you were in such pain for the holiday. Well done for saving the kit and thanks for capturing those fabulous skies 🙂

    • Mark Simms

      Oh yes all healed now….it was my own stupid fault, I could see the rocks were covered with seaweed and likely to be slippy!

  5. thinkingofyouandme

    lovely images, and yes, like a true photographer, first thought is for the camera! Glad to hear you are all mended now, perhaps you will view seaweed covered rocks with a little more caution next time?


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