Zebu carts – Kirindy to Morondava

19th October 2015. Kirindy to Morondava, Madagascar.

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On the road back to Morondava we encountered many small carts pulled by zebu.

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The were many baobabs along the road.  Indeed, we pass again through the Avenue of the Baobabs and we return there later for sunset (next post).

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A bridge had been washed away during the rainy season and the road is diverted around the road works.

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An overloaded taxi-brousse (their normal condition it would appear), filled with people and their possessions.

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Zebu must have been brought to Madagascar by the original settlers from Indonesia.  They are a form of cattle descended from the Asian Aurochs.

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The species of zebu in Madagascar is said to be particularly pure, because in most other places they have interbred with local cattle.

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We have reached our hotel at the beach on the other side of Morondava.

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Nearby, here are some fishing dhows, sailing back into the entrance of an estuary.

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After lunch and some free time, we head back to the Avenue of the Baobabs for sunset.  In these last images we are passing through the town of Morondava.

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There are bicycle-powered tuk tuks…

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… and hand carts…

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