Leaving Dar es Salaam in very early morning hours and heading south on Kilwa road for a long days drive.
Sunrise came when crossing Mkapa bridge, over the mighty Rufiji Delta providing water and green, lush fields or rice, maize and other fruits and vegetables.
Passing historic sites like Kilwa which we will return to, past Lindi which are waiting for a explosive development when Tanzanias natural gas adventure starts, on to Mtwara - the cashew nut central of the south.
A lot of impression - all before lunch which was tasty liver, kidney and heart with stewed cooking bananas.
Thereafter down to the mighty Rovuma river along the border, across with the 4 vehicle ferry at high tide to a very, very different Mozambique. Friendly people with all the time in the world it seems.
A few last hours drive, rough in the beginning then amazing tarmac roads to Mocimboa da Praia, a charming quiet costal town. Sleeping at Chez Natalie a great seaside estate, Calamari dinner and now some good rest before continuing to Nampula tomorrow.