Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Punta da Barra

Our second stop in Mozambique was at Punta da Barra, a quiet stretch of beach just north of the Tropic of Capricorn. We saw some fun birds on shore like the Red-billed Wood Hoopoe and the Whimbrel (sorry, no photos). But the highlight was watching the local fisherman setting and pulling in their nets. As shown in the photo, the fishermen use pairs of dhows to set the net, along with a team of men and boys who shuttle between the shore, the two dhows, and the water to make sure the net is set right and to drive fish into it. A real National Geographic moment. (That's our ship, the National Geographic Explorer in the background.)

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