Yes, a misspelling, should just be mangroves, but got up quite early at a man-ly hour and found myself kayaking in the Abu Dhabi mangroves around 05:30 in the morning.
This excellent tour was courtesy of a dear friend, Mike Halsall, who is making the carbon sequestration potential of mangrove trees his passion round the world. I learned a lot. I was also accompanied by former Z/Yen employee and friend, Dom Ayliffe, who lives in the United Arab Emirates. With egrets, herons, and black crabs, what a way to spend the morning – before heading back to COP28 in Dubai. And with these kayaks we actually did fly along rather well.