The seas around Ibo in the Quirimba Archipelago, Mozambique, may be short of fish but the coral is fun to play with – and there’s Rhino, writes guest blogger Chris Harvie.
We were having a little trouble with the man. In his early 20s, he’d obviously been at the local Rhino gin with some enthusiasm...
He had scraped, unasked, all the mud off the bakkie’s running boards and was demanding payment for the task. It had, we pointed out, taken us many thousands of kilometres and not a little patience to accumulate the vehicle’s crusty coating of dust, much of it on the treacherous and most recent almost-underwater stretch to this dhow launch spot for Ibo Island, and we asked him politely to put it back...
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