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Machangulo Fishermen

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SerViajera

Machangulo Fishermen: colourful sails in the bay

Fishing has been the livelihood of the people of Machangulo for centuries. Despite the changes brought by modernity nothing has changed here and fishermen use the same fishing methods as their ancestors. In heavy colourful barges with trimmed sails, the men go out in groups of three or four, just powered by the wind. Seeing the boats sail through the bay of Santa Maria is a beautiful show. Without a motor, they make long lines with sails filled with wind. They seem to dance a slow dance.

Fishing has been the lifeblood of the inhabitants of the Machangulo Peninsula for centuries. Despite the changes brought on by modern technology, here nothing has changed and fishermen use the same fishing techniques of their forefathers.

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