Back in September of 2018, I left the country.  I traveled to the country of Mozambique (That’s in Africa for those that are unaware).  I spent time wandering around the capital Maputo, and then traveled all the way to the Northern part of the country to Ibo Island, which is located in the Cabo Delgado Province, and is an island part of the Quirimbas in the Indian Ocean.

A celebration on the island during our visit.

Ibo is an amazingly beautiful place filled with amazing people, and I was saddened to hear that a Cyclone hit the region and caused major damage.  Cyclone Kenneth had the force of a category 4 hurricane.  Upon hearing the news, I contacted our host at the lodge we stayed at during our visit with hopes that everyone was safe, but did not hear back for over a week.  Electricity on the island was knocked out, and so many homes were totally destroyed.

Below you’ll find a link to a news article talking about and showing the damage that has occurred in the region.  I have also included a link to Oikos, and a direct link to donate to support Mozambique.

Casa Das Garcas – Sign outside of the lodge.
A young kid watching the morning tide roll out.
Taking in the Indian Ocean from the Casa Das Garcas pier.
Anchored on a sand flat in the Indian Ocean.
One of the many beautiful sunsets witnessed.

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