In my new location, it would be offensive to take recognizable pictures of people, which means it's also hard to take pictures of, well, anything, except in more isolated areas. So, before I get to the pictures, I'll start by saying that I might have taken a picture of the guy who cut open a coconut for us to drink. I might have taken a picture of cars driving on the left, through narrow, sunny streets. I might have taken a picture of a small, beautiful mosque, surrounded by cows that each had a distinctive hump behind its neck.
In this location, I cover my shoulders and upper legs when I'm in public, out of respect. The population is mostly Muslim and many men wear a fez. People keep trying to match Dave up with me or Stephanie, assuming one of us must be his wife; it doesn't occur to them that we are simply three traveling friends, maybe even with significant others at home. A cheerful man asked me yesterday, when I was wandering around with Dave, "Where are your babies?" Ha!
In this location, it is HOT HOT HOT, but the spot we've chosen is deliciously windy. Yesterday I went swimming in water as warm as a bath.
Ready for the pictures?
|On the way to this location, we had a layover in Nairobi, where we were handed raincoats|
before walking across the tarmac in the pouring rain. Some travelers at our gate, however, had come prepared.
|This lovely light fixture was in our hotel the first night.|
|And these flowers at our location thereafter.|
|Moored along the beach...|
|Requisite shoreline picture...|
|The women in these pictures...|
|...are harvesting seaweed. (Click any picture to embiggen.)|
|Good place to store the tools.|
|The tides here are extreme. Here's this tree at low tide...|
|...and at high.|
|Sand crabs scuttle past now and then.|
|When I mentioned offhandedly, to a person native to this place, that|
my legs were sore, she asked, "Did you climb the mountain?"
|Does it help to play the license plate game again? It's tricky though, because this time, the letter doesn't stand for a nation!|
|Next, let's get a closer look at that boat....|
|Did you guess that I'm on the Tanzanian island of Zanzibar?|
:o) :o) :o)