Sharing a tranquil scene that is stilled burned into my mind from 5 years ago this September.

“Fuerte Mood” [Canary Islands]
Shot this near the end of a long lazy late summer day doing absolutely nothing at Playa de Sotavento de Jandía, a stunning coastal paradise of turquoise water and fine white sand on the southern end of the island of Fuerteventura in the Canary Islands.

Since 2009, the island, located off the extreme southwestern coast of Morocco, has been a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve. Unlike the other Canary Islands, Fuerteventura is far less developed and offers miles and miles of beaches where you literally might not see more than a handful of people the entire day.

It’s usually dead quiet around this part of the beach, except in July when the Windsurfing & Kitesurfing World Cup is held on this beach.

“Fuerte” means strong in Spanish.  Trust me, the winds on this island at times can turn the beaches into a sandblast fest!

It remains one of my favorite beaches.