Fisherman with his catch. Praia da Barra.

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Nossa Senhora dos Remédios, constructed in 1579 on Cabaceira Grande, is reputedly the oldest actively used church in sub-Saharan Africa. How actively it’s hard to say since there is nothing but mangroves and ruins as far as I could see.

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Mommy duck and babies stroll the “streets” of Cabaceira Pequena in Nampula Province.

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A church along the road in Namialo, a small town in northeastern Mozambique.

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Tiny old wooden sailboat boat that ferried me from Veranda to Cabaciera Grande.

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Twice a day the sea would completely recede – maybe the equivalent of 20 city blocks – it was crazy. And when it did the locals would walk out and dig for sea slugs of some kind. In Veranda in Mossuril, Nampala Provence.

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Amazing crabs on the beach in Veranda in Nampala Provence.

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Playing on the beach in Cabaciera Pequena in Nampula Provence, which can only be reached by walking through a marsh at low tide, or by canoe. The settlement supposedly were Vasco de Gama landed in 1498 is scattered with ruins of houses that pre date the Portuguese occupation.

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The tide beginning to recede (or return) in Veranda in Nampala Provence. When fully receded you could walk from the shore for about 20 minutes out into the “water.” I’ve never seen anything like it.

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Boats on the beach in Praia da Tofo, Mozambique.

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High tide off the Veranda Pennisula in Mossuril, Nampala Provence.

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Inside Nossa Senhora dos Remédios, on Cabaceira Grande. Built in 1579, it’s the oldest actively used church in sub-Saharan Africa.

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Inside the old Governor’s Palace on Cabaceira Grande, built in the
early 19th century as a summer retreat for the island’s governor. Now
abandoned and in beautiful disrepair.

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At the Coral Lodge 15.41 (15 degrees south latitude and 41 degrees
east longitude) on the Veranda Pennisula.

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The door to a home in Cabaciera Pequena.

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The Cabaceira Grande Post Office…abandoned?

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Sailing from Cabaceira Grande to Veranda in Nampula Provence in Mozambique at sunset.

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Playing on Ilha de Mocambique, the island off Northern Mozambique,
between the Mozambique Channel and Mossuril Bay that is
designated an UNESCO World Heritage site.

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