We drove from the Limpopo National Park across the southern bit of Mozambique to reach the coast. Easy driving. There are still road blocks but ‘tourists’ are not stopped. There are street vendors everywhere, none in January 2012. Everyone is growing mielies in their front yards. Perhaps it’s just the time of year but Mozambique does feel more functional than in 2012.
Arriving at Chidenguele (on the coast a bit above Xai Xai) was one of those magic traveling moments. We reached the sea/lagoon at highest tide as the early evening light struck. We felt like we were the only people in the world.