Up for sail

Lonely Planet (UK) - - Postcards - An­dreas Stavroulopou­los is an en­gi­neer and keen pho­tog­ra­pher

Af­ter ex­plor­ing Tan­za­nia’s mag­nif­i­cent na­tional parks, my wife and I spent four days re­lax­ing in his­toric Zanz­ibar City. Strolling the water­front one af­ter­noon, I was on the look­out for the dis­tin­cively shaped dhows that have sailed the In­dian Ocean for mil­len­nia. When one ap­peared dur­ing sun­set, it was more than I could’ve wished for. Af­ter days of un­mem­o­rable snaps, at last I got a strong photo – with the tex­tured sail, his­toric ves­sel and ro­man­tic sun­set com­bin­ing to bring the mo­ment right back to life.

Dhows are dis­tin­guished by their tri­an­gu­lar la­teen sails, and once plied trade routes that helped make Zanz­ibar rich

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