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August 2011

Just past the border between Tanzania and Kenya there is an island called Wasini. The Musafir met two young dhow builder brothers there who prepared a preliminary list of materials needed for the construction.

With one of the brothers the Musafir went to Mombasa to see a boat similar to the one he wanted to build.

In the face of that vision his imagination began to run wild...

It was not yet the right time to make a decision about who should build the boat so the Musafir decided to go to the town of Lamu.

Along the way there was another important encounter for the project: the Musafir met a local businessman who would later give his help for the construction.