Hi. Not sure you're going to pick this up seven years later but have you seen 'The Land of Zinj' by Chauncy Hugh Stigand? On the google books website it has interesting extracts about the archipelago in the preview, including some of the history of Pate. I found it with a search 'boriti poles makuti roof', boriti being the mangrove pole used for building, makuti the palm frond thatch for the roof.
Very impressive photograph and galery, very nice photo. YsL I added your gallery to my favorites. Friendly greetings from Serbia-Belgrade. Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to You and your family
Pretty and Fantastic Mountain.
Beautiful composition of picture. Best wihes Reinhard
Abdulm - clearly you don't know what local means; or perhaps you're looking for racism where it doesn't exist as I doubt Kiungampa intended to be insulting. The word describes anything (e.g. architecture, cuisine, dialect, scenery or people) from a particular area. Therefore a Brazilian would refer to a Muscovite in Moscow as a local. I suspect the woman in the photo is indigenous to the area and therefore a local. But of course I might be wrong. Perhaps she is a tourist from Idaho U.S.A.
Very nice photo but i think they're Frangipanis, genus Plumeria.
Further to my previous comment; the period of formation I think is pleistocene. Fossilised coral is much more susceptible to erosion than volcanic rock, hence the unusual formation.