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Exploring Lamu Town, continues. Second set of photos from our day wandering through the narrow lanes of Lamu Town with a guide.
I’m guessing these guys are building a dhow, but you could easily convince they are building anything. Note the motorcycle (piki piki).
No cars and only a handful of piki pikis (motorcycles) servicing the waterfront. Transportation and heavy work are done with donkeys. Dr. Elisabeth Svendsen of ‘The Donkey Sanctuary’ in England, concerned about the condition of some of the ~3000 donkeys on the island, opened a donkey sanctuary in Lamu Town in 1987. The Sanctuary provides treatment to all donkeys free of charge.
A view of Lamu Town away from the grand homes.
Another view of Lamu Town away from the grand homes. Tidy even if patched together.
And another backstreet vista.
We stopped in at ‘Slim Silver Smith’. Didn’t buy any silver, but did buy a pendant repurposed from broken colonial pottery.
Mr Goat asking ‘what’s up’…