Here’s a wider shot of yesterday’s Beachcomber showing the person in relation to the landscape. We’ve actually cruised on so it’s not quite the same angle.
One of my favorite subject in High School was Geography, particularly Human Geography – the study of man’s interaction with the landscape.
In some landscapes, often remote places, man is an infrequent visitor. In others, man is so present that the landscape itself is obscured.
Here, among these karst limestone outcrops, the Beachcomber cuts a lonely figure. At first glance he seems insignificant in the landscape. But when you raise your gaze to the tree line, beyond the trees you can make out fields on the fertile floodplains of this valley.
While the hills may remain zones of minimal observable human interaction with the lansdcape, the floodplains tell a different story.