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VIII 2012 – Madagascar, part III

  

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Ambolimailaka beach. J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

Each morning all the men from the village take their pirogues and go fishing. J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

They come back after a few hours - note the sails made of the old rice sacks. J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

They come back after a few hours. J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

And a giant market on the beach starts... J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

No more fishig today. J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

Going home after fisihing. J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

Everybody waits for the fishermen and trades something for the fresh fish they`ve brought. J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

Everybody waits for the fishermen and trades something for the fresh fish they`ve brought. J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

Everybody waits for the fishermen and trades something for the fresh fish they`ve brought. J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

Everybody waits for the fishermen and trades something for the fresh fish they`ve brought. J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

Everybody waits for the fishermen and trades something for the fresh fish they`ve brought. J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

As soon as the fishermen start coming back the women set up the bars and shops for them so they can trade the fish they`ve brought for the dinner. J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

The beach is a center of the social life for the whole day. J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

Kids on the beach. J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

Kids play in the water for most of the day. J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

Kids play in the water for most of the day. J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

Boys learn how to build the real pirogues by constructing the small ones and playing with them. J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

Boys learn how to build the real pirogues by constructing the small ones and playing with them. J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

The bigger the kid, the bigger and better the pirogue. J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

Kids also go fishing, partly as a game and partly helping their families to get the dinner. J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

Kids also go fishing, partly as a game and partly helping their families to get the dinner. J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

Kids also go fishing, partly as a game and partly helping their families to get the dinner. J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

Kids also go fishing, partly as a game and partly helping their families to get the dinner. J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

Kids also go fishing, partly as a game and partly helping their families to get the dinner. J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

Small fish. J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

A proud young fisherman with a very precious item - a snorkeling mask. J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

Kids also go fishing, partly as a game and partly helping their families to get the dinner. J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

Kids also go fishing, partly as a game and partly helping their families to get the dinner. J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

Seahorse. J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

A girl with fish. J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

Children with fish. J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

Children with fish. J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

And a bigger one. J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

Crab. J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

Crab. J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

Fish market in the village. J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

Fish market in the village. J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

Fish market in the village. J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

Sunset in Ambolimailaka. J. Gajowniczek photo.

  

From Ambolimailaka we continued to Andavadoaka. Google maps.

 

Andavadoaka. J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

Andavadoaka. J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

Andavadoaka. J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

Andavadoaka, low tide. J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

Andavadoaka, low tide. J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

Andavadoaka, low tide. J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

Andavadoaka, woman hunting for octopuses during the low tide. J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

Starfish. J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

Starfish. J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

Andavadoaka. T. Praszkier photo.

 

Pirogue in Andavadoaka. J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

We went for a ride in a pirogue to get closer to the coral reef (that is getting more and more destroyed every year in this region). J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

View from the pirogue. J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

In the pirogue. J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

In the pirogue. J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

Sunset in Andavadoaka. J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

Sunset in Andavadoaka. J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

An extremely modern airport in Andavadoaka, there are flights coming once a week. J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

The most famous attraction of Andavadoaka are the very specific baobabs. J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

Road to Andavadoaka. J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

The most famous attraction of Andavadoaka are the very specific baobabs. J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

The baobabs here are very fat and small because of the lack of the water. J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

Asia on the top of one of the weird baobabs. J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

View from the top. J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

Baobabs in Andavadoaka region. J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

Baobabs in Andavadoaka region. J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

Baobabs in Andavadoaka region, the interesting "paintings" are caused by fungi. J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

Baobabs in Andavadoaka region. J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

Baobabs in Andavadoaka region. J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

Baobabs in Andavadoaka region, Asia serves as a scale. J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

Baobabs in Andavadoaka region. J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

Baobabs in Andavadoaka region. J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

Baobabs in Andavadoaka region. J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

Baobabs in Andavadoaka region, Asia serves as a scale. J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

Baobabs in Andavadoaka region, the interesting "paintings" are caused by fungi. J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

Baobabs in Andavadoaka region. J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

Baobabs in Andavadoaka region. J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

Baobabs in Andavadoaka region, on the way back. J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

Baobabs in Andavadoaka region, on the way back. J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

Baobabs in Andavadoaka region, on the way back. J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

On the way back we stopped again in Ambolimailaka as we liked this vilage very much. Google maps.

 

On the way to Ambolimailaka . J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

Ambolimailaka, children fishing. J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

Ambolimailaka, low tide, people looking for all kinds of seafood on the sandbank. J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

Ambolimailaka, low tide, people looking for all kinds of seafood on the sandbank. J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

Almost surfing. J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

Almost surfing. J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

Almost motorboat. J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

Washing sister`s hair with the sand. J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

Yeah, now she is much cleaner! J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

Small and big pirogues. J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

View to the `port` where most of the village`s life takes place.  J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

View to the `port` where most of the village`s life takes place.  J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

Someone just got back, so everybody goes to see what fish he has to offer.  J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

Market in the pirogue. J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

Market in the pirogue, the line. J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

Bread, manioc, fruits for exchange for seafood. J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

Child with a colorful fish. J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

From Toliara we flew to the capital and later drove again to Antsirabe to say goodbye. Google maps

 

In Antsirabe area we visited small locality producing amethyst zepters. J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

Fields producing amethyst zepters. J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

Small workings for zepters. J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

Amethyst zepters from the area. J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

A huge outdoor event in Antsirabe, Malagasy gambling. J. Gajowniczek photo.

   

A huge outdoor event in Antsirabe, Malagasy gambling. J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

A huge outdoor event in Antsirabe, Malagasy gambling. J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

A huge outdoor event in Antsirabe, candy-floss. J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

Toys for kids. J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

And candies for adoults :-) J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

Tom trying to win a coke. J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

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