Villagers make their way to the waiting ferry on Utende beach.
Villagers make their way to the waiting ferry on Utende beach.
A crab wanders along the Marimbani sandbank.
A crab wanders along the Marimbani sandbank.
No grand signs for the local government office on Chole.
No grand signs for the local government office on Chole.
Things are pretty basic on the islands, like this ambulance on Chole.
Things are pretty basic on the islands, like this ambulance on Chole.
Shoes for sale in the market town of Kilindon
Shoes for sale in the market town of Kilindon
Dhows anchored off Utende beach at sunrise.
Dhows anchored off Utende beach at sunrise.
Need a tuk-tuk?
Need a tuk-tuk?
Trying to get a cow in the dhow is no easy task when it just doesn't want to go.
Trying to get a cow in the dhow is no easy task when it just doesn't want to go.

It’s the kind of isolation in which a tired mind and body can recover. Which is not to say there is nothing. Regardless of the tourists lying like lizards on the beach, life goes on for the islanders.