Flips on the beach Nungwi, Zanzibar

Nungwi, Zanzibar The crystal blue water and bright contrasting colors of the boats will probably make you want to visit Nungwi, Zanzibar right now but there is more to this place.  The highlight of Nungwi was walking up and down the gorgeous beach and seeing fishing villages. The fishing village made me feel like I was in a time warp. Up and down the beach we saw hundreds of handmade wooden boats coming in and out to sea at the same time.  Then there was a few boats left behind on the shore to be repaired.  The wooden boats were being repaired for leaks with tar and new planks of wood right there on the shore.Nungwi, Zanzibar - fishing boat Nungwi, Zanzibar - beach Nungwi, Zanzibar - fishing boat close upAs I wondered further up the beach while Beau was taking photos of the boats, something weird happened. I am not sure what spurred it on, but all of sudden I was surrounded by kids.  The kids just roared with laughter and then they ran off tumbling.  Seriously tumbling.  Cartwheels and kung-fu moves.  They left me in stitches laughing and trying to explain to Beau their spontaneous eruption. I guess I can chalk it up to movies.Nungwi, Zanzibar - kids flipping on the beach Nungwi, Zanzibar - kung-fu moves from boyNear the lighthouse on the point, we ran into kids gathering sea snails.  We don't really know why they were collecting them.  Maybe for a stew… not sure.  In any case Beau and I decided we should help them.  After a few rejections of our snails we figured out which ones they liked.  It was funny watching the kids enjoy their new employees.  After our job was done the kids felt we should take their picture before we walked away.  I guess they were paying us our wages with pictures.  Too funny!Nungwi, Zanzibar - children searching the shore Nungwi, Zanzibar - snail search partyNungwi, Zanzibar - little girl on the beach Nungwi, Zanzibar - fishing boatsI We could have easily stayed in Nungwi a week more if time had allowed.  Plus, we had a job lined up… picking sea snails!Nungwi, Zanzibar - kids on the shore at low tide


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2 Responses to Flips on the beach Nungwi, Zanzibar

  1. casey says:

    Meggan surrounded by kids? That’s weird. As always, love the photos.

  2. Some great pictures of Nungwi ? What type of camera do you use? The picture quality is great, I especially like the 2nd pic with the Dhow in and the trees in the background are shadowed out.