サンゴ色 Color Of Coral


突然見えてきたサンゴ色。The orange or pinkish color appeared under the dark clouded sky suddenly.

車を道端に停め、カメラを掴み歩き始めた。We parked our car on the side of the road, grabbed our cameras, and started walking.

バンちゃんより先に歩き始めた私は「ゆっくり歩いて行くね。」と言ったのに、気持ちの高まりに早足を抑えられない。I said to Banchan, “I’ll walk slow” because I started walking before he was even out of the car. But my feet moved faster and faster as, in my excitement, they had minds of their own.

砂丘を歩くバンちゃん。Banchan walking on the sand dunes.

サンゴ色って、どんな色? How does the color of coral look?

ドンドン、どんどん砂丘を一人で登って行く。I walked up the dune higher and higher alone.

もう沈みかけてる太陽の光が雲間から少しだけ出てきた。It wasn’t much, but the sunset light came out through the thick clouds.

砂丘大好き。I love sand dunes!

コーラルピンク砂丘州立公園には一度訪れた事があります。でも、その時はがっかりしてしまいました。なぜなら ATV (全地形対応車) のタイヤの跡がほとんど全ての砂丘を覆うようについていたからです。ATV 遊戯場と化した公園にガッカリして、ろくに写真も撮らずに帰ってきました。We have visited Coral Pink Sand Dunes State Park before. But we were so disappointed because ATV (All Terran Vehicle) tire marks were everywhere. It was an amusement park for ATVs, so we left there without taking pictures.

黒い部分にまだ残っていたATVのタイヤの跡が見える。The tire marks are still visible on the black shaded section of the dune.

だから、2度と来る事はないと思ってました。ところが一昨日の豪雨で、風雨がタイヤマークを綺麗に消してくれたんです。豪雨は思っても見なかった素敵な公園を私たちにプレゼントしてくれました。So I thought we would never visit here again, but I was wrong. The thunderstorm erased all the tire marks, and gave us a surprise present of the gorgeous park.

ところで、豪雨の被害は半端ではなく、ザイオン国立公園は今でも復旧作業が続いているようです。St George New のビデオを見ると、結構怖いです。私たちもそんな中にいたわけで、無事に帰ってこられてよかった。By the way, the damage from the thunderstorm two days ago was huge. According to the St George news, the recovery work from it is still going on. Thinking that we were also in the middle of that storm, I am thankful that we could come back home safely. Watch the video on the St George News site.

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