It was a well-organised operation. Lots of preparatory work had been done to build fences and a shedding yard and the ship from the neighbouring island of Espirito Santo arrived more or less on time. The whole village turned up to watch the show.
|The landing strip from ashore|
|and from seaward|
|The shedding area|
|The boat approaches the beach|
|The animals seemed remarkably calm as they awaited their disembarkation|
|The first arrivals - the Minister of Agriculture (right) looks on|