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Along this part of the coast you will see stilt fishermen perching precariously like storks above the waves at high tide. Each fisherman has a pole firmly embedded in the sea bottom, close to the shore, on which they perch and cast their lines. Stilt positions are passed down from father to son and are highly coveted. You’ll be amazed at how fast they can get off those stilts and run up to you for payment if you even vaguely wave a camera in their direction.

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