Up for sail
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