Azura Benguerra Island
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... to visit a friend of Ian's for coffee, it was full speed up the EN1 (the main north-south highway in Mozambique - although you wouldn't know it from the state of some sections of the road), across the Tropic of Capricorn, to Vilanculos. Here I expected to be dropped off while the other two drove on north, but since there are restrictions on this road (see next entry) Ian and ...
... so memorable, and board the helicopter back to Vilanculos and our flights on to Durban, South Africa, via Johannesburg. The flights go smoothly, and we land in Durban by 19:00. It's very moving to be in South Africa at this time, there are tributes to Madiba all over the airport. We get to our hire car, a 4x4 X-Trail, to begin our adventure in the mountains, but first an overnight stop in Durban ...
... worried about scaring us with their stories. One group of divers had spotted a whale shark and were snorkelling with it, an airial photographer was taking snaps from the air, 6m behind them was a Tiger shark, and the divers hadn't even seen it! Brrrr, gives me shivers! And it's not only Tiger sharks in these waters, but also the Great White, oh but don't worry, it's not the Great white that kills the most people, that would be the Bull/Zambizi shark that, yes, are also ...
... points east out the the Mozambique Channel, the next land in this direction is Madagascar. The colours of the waters that surround the island shifts as the light changes producing a kaleidoscope effect with blues, aquamarine and turquoise. Below is Pansy island, a long narrow sandbank within the shallow waters coated with Pansy shells. This, I think, is the most beautiful spot in the archipelago! I could stay here all afternoon, but sundowners are ...
... side we arrived at the reef. Jon is an awesome dive buddy, but also being my husband he took good care of me. Visibility was a little poor today, but we still experienced a multitude of colourful fish and corals, non of which I know the name of, apart from a massive green turtle sleeping in a cave. There was quite a lot of current, so I spent most of the dive trying to find buoyancy and concentrating on the technicals of diving. Good job we have a ...