Post Profile

Langue de Barbarie in Senegal

A slim stretch of sand pokes just above the waters off Africa’s western coast. While looking at the landmass from the shore, you may see pelicans floating around a tree that looks like it’s growing from the ocean floor. It's the remnants of a peninsula that once barred a river from meeting the sea.  Stretching south from Saint-Louis, the Langue de Barbarie National Park is a narrow peninsula of sand that has historically been the nesting grounds for sea turtles and many species of migrating birds.
read more


Related Posts

The Doomed Blind Botanist Who Brought Poetry to Plant Description

Lifestyle / Travel : Atlas Obscura

A portrait of Rumphius from his book. (Photo:Public Domain/WikiCommons) Somewhere in the great southern ocean that stretches south from Java there is a tree that grows straight out of the ocean floor. Its name is Pausengi, and it si...

Spiagge Bianche (White Beaches) in Rosignano, Italy

Lifestyle / Travel : Atlas Obscura

Most beaches in Italy are distinctly Mediterranean, featuring darker water and rocky cliffs, but on the western coast of the country there lies a stretch of white sand alongside a bright hue of turquoise water. Unlike most of the It...

The Underwater Room at Manta Resort in Tanzania

Lifestyle / Travel : Atlas Obscura

The Underwater Room appears to float, buoy-like, upon the surface of the crystalline waters off the coast of Tanzania. In reality each corner is tethered to the ocean floor, so have no fear about floating adrift at sea. Guests are a...

The 6 Best Beaches in Cape Town, South Africa

Lifestyle / Travel : The Daily Traveler

Cape Town is fringed by countless stretches of sand, and while many visitors find the waters too icy for a swim, the coast is still well worth visiting. For one, the South Africa shores are gorgeous. Two? Whatever you’re into, the "...

4 of the most remote retreats in the Indian Ocean

Lifestyle / Travel : A Luxury Travel Blog

The Indian Ocean is this planet?s third largest oceanic region stretching from the rugged coasts of Eastern Africa to the shores of Western Australia; it?s warm waters lap the sands of Southern Indo-China and the Indian subcontinent...


Copyright © 2016 Regator, LLC