Mbongan’s Taxi works across the Pomene Estuary in Mozambique just North of the Tropic of Capricorn. You can call him for a pick-up on his cell advertised on the side of his dhow. Dugongs, flamingo’s, green pigeons and a large variety of mangroves grace this amazing place. He doesn’t charge extra for wild-life interactions although there is not much chance that he will slow down either. Time is money.
Contact Mbongan on: 848-108208 (Moz)
Pomene, Mozambique Trip – June 2011
The California Redwoods are known for their incredible size and amazing root systems which grow broad rather than deep. Entangling and entwining together, they create a stronghold against the elements. These Bright Eastern Cape Beauties seem to be engaging in a similar activity only above ground rather than below.
Giant Eastern Cape Milkwoods – Chintsa East August 2011
On a warm winter morning the kids of the ‘Unstressed Surf School’ of Chintsa East donned wetsuits, grabbed boards and without looking back ran full steam ahead into the waves. The friday before, a shark attack had rocked the community. We know that we share the ocean with all of its amazing creatures and that hits are rare, however our reason does not always master our fear. These bright kids chose reason…driven by the stoke.
A Sunday morning on Chintsa East Beach – August 2011
Check out the Unstressed Surf School here:
The Chintsa Lagoon has been closed for sometime now but with recent heavy rainfall it flushed itself out into the sea. At the moment it is tidal, with a trickle running at low-tide and a river flowing at high. This causes complications for folk using the beach as a short cut home after a long day’s work. A few years back when it was flowing with strength we helped mothers with babies on their backs, wade across, watched labourers strip down to their undies and take on the flow, cloths held high above their heads and saw couples of all ages piggy-back each other. In the flurry cell phones were dropped and keys consumed by the sea. Amid all of this children on boogie boards dodged the river pedestrians, taking advantage of the current, as it pushed them along. These brightly clad women heading home in the early evening had timed the tidal flow well. Although I suspect that they have had many other rivers to cross in their time.
Chintsa East Beach, early evening on a Saturday in July 2011