|Freshly extracted cacao beans.|
|Dried beans ready for export.|
|Machinery at Roca Agua Ize.|
|The colours of Lady's car complemented those of Roca Agua|
Ize's warehouse quite nicely.
|Boca do Inferno, where water spouts through holes eroded|
through the rocky coastline.
|Sao Joao is a pleasant town, and we enjoyed our stay at the Mionga|
Hotel. This is our view out towards a small river and then the bay beyond.
|Charming decor at the restaurant owned by the|
"diminutive Pepe" (per the Bradt guidebook).
|Sliced pawpaw "jam" with sugar and syrup.|
|Tasty lunch shared with us by Karen and her family at Praia Micondo. |
She was visiting from French Guiana and met up with her daughter's
family, who came over from Angola for a joint holiday. Breadfruit,
grilled and boiled plantains, salad, fish.
|Bathtub bench at Roca Sao Joao.|
|Main house at Roca Sao Joao. The condition of plantations varied depending|
on their current use - whether as still-functioning cacao plantations, hotels
for visitors, or house for Sao Tomense.
|A partially obscured Pico Cao Grande.|
|Crossing the equator! Not once, but four times |
(we looped around Ilha das Rolhas twice).
|View from the south of Sao Tome's main island.|
|Cao Grande from the sea.|
|Door hanging with common features of life on Sao Tome and Principe:|
coconuts, fish, turtles, octopus, boats, breadfruit.