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Today’s activities at Bigland Towers have been confined to the odd walk to take a break from staring at computer screens and spreadsheets as I sift through and mark the 46 entries to the ‘It’s your station’ category of this years Community Rail Awards. To be honest, there’s some wonderful entries and inspiring work there but Covid has made the process a little dry and distant this year.

So, without further ado I’m going straight to the picture of the day. Today’s was was taken In Nungwi, Zanzibar on the 30th May 2001.

T11229. Dhows on the beach. Nungwi. Zanzibar. Tanzania. Africa. 30.05.01crop

I was out in Africa with Lynn, who was attending Actionaid’s Africa regional conference . After the conference we headed out from Dar-es-Salaam to visit Actionaid projects in the villages for a week. It was an amazing experience which gave me a real insight into the fantastic work the charity is doing with communities there. Afterwards, the pair of us had arranged to take a holiday and Zanzibar was the obvious destination. These dhows were pulled up on the beach just down from where we were staying and I loved the contrast between their sails and the sky. If you want to see more pictures from the trip you can find them here.


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