Adventures in Mozambique

A volunteer trip to Tofo, Mozambique

In a rut? Do something EXTRAORDINARY.

In a rut? Do something EXTRAORDINARY.

A few years ago, I saw a BBC documentary that prompted a life reinvention. The documentary was about two marine biologists living in Tofo, Mozambique, studying Manta Rays and Whale Sharks.  I was captivated by the Mantas…I had never seen one while diving or snorkeling before, only through binoculars on the surface of the water.  […]

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Fellow Tofo Volunteers visit me in Cozumel!

Fellow Tofo Volunteers visit me in Cozumel!

In May 2012, I volunteered with All Out Africa for 3 1/2 weeks doing fish surveys and Whale Shark research in Tofo, Mozambique. I was the only Boomer! Age aside, I invited my fellow volunteers to come and visit me at my home in Cozumel, Mexico for some fun diving, and in July 2013, 3 […]

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Tam’s Travel Tips for Africa

Tam’s Travel Tips for Africa

I went to Africa for many reasons last summer, to challenge myself, to experience another culture, for safari, to volunteer ….and I have some thoughts to share regarding travelling in Africa, or any developing nation. The developing countries are truly a different world for the western traveler. Know what to expect when you go.  1. […]

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Dives and Casa do Mar

Dives and Casa do Mar

May 28 I spent a miserable night last night. On my way to bed I discovered that our electrical outlet quit working, so I had to go downstairs and sleep in the middle, airless, windowless, storeroom/bedroom. The mattress (if you can even call it that) was so thin I could feel the bed slats, so […]

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Parties, babies and owls

Parties, babies and owls

May 26 Well, I missed my dive this morning. No, I wasn’t hung over, I felt ill during the night, as did my roomie, Leslie. After imbibing a lot of alcoholic substances, the group went to Tofo Tofo, a restaurant in the village. Dinner was delicious, I think it was the ice that made me […]

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Discover the story of An African Owl and a Beautiful dive

Discover the story of An African Owl and a Beautiful dive

May 23 African Owl. Today has been so eventful I really don’t know where to start. I guess I will start this morning. Leslie (my roomie) and I walked down to the market, I wanted to buy a couple of things. She had to leave for an ocean safari after 30 minutes or so, at […]

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Shark Week

Shark Week

May 20, 2012 Back in Tofo after a LONG and bumpy ride back in a van that rides rougher than a go-cart! Ouch. Of course, in the 2 days I was gone a whale shark was spotted on a dive, a tiger shark, and a gray reef shark. Apparently the strong currents bring them in. […]

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Villancula on a shoestring

Villancula on a shoestring

Vilancula on a shoestring. It took from 9a until 2p to get here, we are staying at a backpackers hostel. Not exactly what I am used to….but for two nights I can survive. We stopped on the way for a picnic where Ben found a chameleon. Everyone photographed it repeatedly. THEN Ben spotted a green […]

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Do and Go and See NOW

Do and Go and See NOW

  Crazy day. Today is Daniela’s birthday, and right now Felix is baking her a cake and playing some techno disco music. Where to start? First, I received an email that Rex is not doing very well and he is in the hospital. (My father-in-law). Apparently he has fallen and broken his tailbone, has a […]

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A Giant Manta Ray and White Tip Shark!

A Giant Manta Ray and White Tip Shark!

May 16 Marcel and Ben continue to work on their Advanced, and the Open Water Group passed their tests so they are certified and working toward their Advanced Diver, well, except Melissa. She is dating the dive instructor though, so I have a feeling she will pass. They all  seem to enjoy diving….if they like […]

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