I must admit, I wasn’t expecting to see this sight when I woke up this morning. We’ve been suffering the periphery of typhoon Parma since I arrived here in Sabah, shrouding the Celebes sea in rainy grey clouds and dashing any hopes I’ve had of shooting pictures from our helicopter which has spent the last 4 days parked redundantly at the local airfield. Today however, during an unexpected break in the weather, we managed to get some quality time in the air out searching for Bajau villages…
OMG! What an incredible sight to behold… hundreds of small stilted communities perched on reefs a few kilometers out to sea. One of the most impressive sights I have witnessed on this whole journey so far.
These dwellings belong to amongst others, Bajau sea gypsies who have chosen to live a sedentary life, renouncing their nomadic existence on ocean boats in favour of a front door and neighbours. Tomorrow we are going to meet them in their homes… and then at work…
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