I was experimenting with trying to download using less than the original size and since this Journey has been less than successful so far, thought I’d add another to the album of this weeks journeys.
It’s a stage in a journey down the Mekong in Lao. Here we see the punt before ours, arranged ( :) ) so carefully so as to accommodate the largest number of passengers wishing to cross to Kong Island, the largest of the Si Phan Don, the thousand islands, just above the Khone Falls. The scene is redolent of such excitement and anticipation it feels as if everyone is about to go home after being on the mainland too long. Hope you enjoy it.
And on the punt, women under their conical hats, continue their journey home (I’ve always felt a little sorry for this woman, excluded from the intense conversation of the others by their conical hats):