|We camped overnight on Benguera island. This place has fine, white sand beaches, warm tropical
breezes. We feel as though we're on vacation. We snorkeled along a two mile reef in clear waters, watching colorful fish
swim around a coral backdrop. The only indication that we were in Africa, not Hawaii, came with our
evening walk. We stumbled upon several villages of thatched reed huts. Small cooking fires, a few women, many small
children preparing the evening meal by pounding dry corn kernels into flour with mortar and pestle.