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The Mediterranean Light Phenomena


Is Mallorca in the twilight zone?

How do I explain this question?  My husband and I have been experiencing a strange phenomena while here.  If it’s not pouring rain, we usually hike a few hours per day. Often we hike without a plan, since Mallorca is an island, and as long as you can see the coastline, you will find your way back. When we look in the distance, we usually choose a landmark: either a lighthouse, yacht club or a rugged peninsula.  Then we estimate how long it will take to the designated landmark … and now here’s the phenomenon:

Without fail, we miscalculated every time. Every land mark looks so far away… but in reality it was closer than we ever imagined it could be. For example… when estimating a good half hour to reach our goal, it turns out to be only ten minutes!! It’s freaky. Does anyone have an explanation for this, other than telling us we have lost our marbles? Can it be that the Mediterranean light is playing tricks on our eyes?

I’ve chosen photos taken in this Mediterranean light.  Just follow that man in the red jacket. Hope you enjoy… and believe me… the photos are a lot closer than you think!

Author: Angelika Schwarz

I'm an author on the go. Give me a caravan, laptop, camera, and Hubby at my side, ( not exactly in that order), and I'm on a 'roll'.

9 thoughts on “The Mediterranean Light Phenomena

  1. Such unspoiled beauty! Will you adopt me? 😃
    Could it be that wen you follow the coastline you’re not walking in a straight line, so this cuts down the visual distance by following the curve. As the crow flies 🤔


  2. Your photos are beautiful. How lucky you are to be spending the winter months in such a lovely spot.


  3. Bingo! That truly makes sense! Thanks so much… Can’t wait to tell Hubby… 🙂


  4. Thanks you Diane. It’s so easy to take nice photos here. Just turn around and click. 🙂 We feel so blessed to be able to do this… especially that our health allows it… Hubby will be 79 soon, and hikes like a mountain goat.


  5. Amazing post. I love to hike without a plan; to focus on the direction and journey. I especially like the colors of the sea. Thanks.


  6. Thank you so much -laughingatthesky. I can imagine why you are partial to the sea. 🙂


  7. I touched the sea with my eyes, thanks to the lens of a friend. Beautiful!


  8. Threeof8… who are you…you mysterious friend with beautiful words?


  9. Hello Threeof8, my dear friend Mona… right?


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