A week after we arrived in Mozambique, we took a three-hour journey in a tugboat with the kids to a tiny island off the coast of Maputo. The tugboat was cramped and, like most things in Mozambique, had a scent that was less-than-pleasing to the nose. Those things were forgotten, though, in the thrill of being out on the Indian Ocean with some of the people that I love the most in the world, heading to an island for an adventure. We hopped (literally) out of the tugboat into a motor boat in the middle of the ocean for the ride to the shore, which contrasted stunningly with the cliffs behind it. The island was breathtaking and the water was crystal clear, making it easy to spot starfish on the bottom of the ocean. The day was spent splashing, catching crabs, playing soccer on the beach, picnicking, and relaxing, and it ended much too quickly. The return journey was tiring but the picture of the sun setting over the Maputo skyline made it worth it. Words aren’t sufficient to describe the amount of fun we had or to accurately capture the beauty of the island, so hopefully these pictures will be worth more than a thousand words and will offer a glimpse into the adventure of traveling to Ilha de Inhaca.  Processed with VSCOcam with c1 presetProcessed with VSCOcam with t1 presetProcessed with VSCOcam with c1 presetProcessed with VSCOcam with c1 presetProcessed with VSCOcam with c1 presetProcessed with VSCOcam with g3 presetProcessed with VSCOcam with f2 presetProcessed with VSCOcam with p5 presetProcessed with VSCOcam with c1 presetProcessed with VSCOcam with m5 presetProcessed with VSCOcam with x1 presetProcessed with VSCOcam with f2 presetProcessed with VSCOcam with p5 presetProcessed with VSCOcam with c1 presetProcessed with VSCOcam with c1 presetProcessed with VSCOcam with c1 presetProcessed with VSCOcam with g3 presetProcessed with VSCOcam with c1 presetProcessed with VSCOcam with c1 presetIMG_0063Processed with VSCOcam with m5 presetProcessed with VSCOcam with c1 preset