Three dhows at sundown on Lamu


You, the very lovely people who have been following my blog for a while, will have seen this image before – possibly more than once. But I’m sure you won’t mind seeing it again. Even if I say so myself, it is a blissful scene,  and a chance capture in the Manda Strait on Boxing Day too long ago.

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    1. I’m not sure that I wrote about him directly in my other Lamu posts. His name was Lali, and he owned the boat we were sailing in. But his nephew, Athman, had the captain’s licence (because he could read and write and spoke good English). The licence enabled them to offer snorkelling trips out on the reef beyond Manda Strait. It was an interesting situation, having an official captain, and an actual captain. We moored off Manda Island and they made us a very nice lunch of fish caught off the reef, and barbequed on board. Served with fresh coleslaw that they had brought along. And then when it was time to pray Mzee Lali went a little way along the beach and bowed down and said his prayers.

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