Thursday, 28 May 2015
Just your Average Day in Mozambique
PROJECT: Marine Conservation & Care work
WRITTEN BY: Stella Encel
Life of an Antipodeans Mozambique volunteer is always fun! Getting up at 8am is easy when the first thing you see from the front porch looks like a postcard of a tropical paradise. The sunrise over the water is truly unforgettable. We start the day with a morning dive in the crystal clear, warm water - home to a vast array of tropical marine life.
After a relaxing boat ride back to shore post dive (which allows you time to reflect on all your new aquatic amigos) we relax on a deck chair in the sun and read until the next activity for the day. Activities include an ocean safari or a fascinating lesson on the unique marine life that inhabits the waters of Tofo. Each lesson is passionately delivered by Ross or Katie, the resident marine scientists in Tofo.
Even seemingly dull data entry collected from research dives and ocean safaris is made enjoyable by the stunning uninterrupted view of the Indian Ocean from the office - fully fitted-out with couches and hammocks overlooking the water.
In our spare time, a short walk to the local market or the beach exposes you to a variety of friendly local characters, enthusiastically greeting you with a huge array of local wares, from handmade bracelets, fabrics and clothes, to fresh local fruit and vegetables.
The perfect end to the day is dinner of course! Whether its a traditional Mozambican meal featuring the freshest local seafood from Albatroz restaurant, or a taste of home in the form of a delicious pizza from Brancos, the famous local pizzeria. Back at the house, falling asleep to the sound of the waves crashing on the beach is easy, and even easier knowing that another day of adventure awaits us in the morning.
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