not an optical illusion:
despite its economic state, this is surely one of the most beautiful, scenic places i have ever been.
we went snorkeling on saturday where the Pangani river meets the Indian Ocean. the river makes the usually crystal clear ocean a bit cloudy, but just past the mouth of the river it was spectacular. the boat captain moored our rickety wooden floating device on this "island" -- a bit of sand that appears in the middle of the ocean during certain hours of the day.
incredibly bizarre to have waves crashing on all sides.