A personal selection of photographs with their stories.
173. Ocean warrior
JULY 2008: Ocean warrior
In July 2008, I visited the small state of Alagoas. I joined a large group of students who had their annual meeting in Maceió, the capital. While many students fulfilled their obligatory participation in presentations and forum discussions, I traveled with a select group to Coruripe, a seaside town at about a hundred km south of Maceió. In Maceió, it was raining for some time, and half of this group decided not to go anymore. According to them,it made no sense to enjoy the beach while it is raining. The remainder of the group, myself included, decided to go to Coruripe anyway. We hired a car and driver that took us quickly to Coruripe. In the small town we located a cheap restaurant where we had a hot meal. We then started our walk of more than six km along the pristine beaches, in the direction of Maceió. Near Coruripe, there was a huge concrete construction as part of a seawall, on which the rough waves of the Atlantic were pounding. One of us could not resist the temptation to challenge the ocean. He took a fighting position, while one of the many waves hit him fully. I passed these waves at a longer and much safer distance…
© Adriano Antoine Robbesom 2008, 2016