Iles Des Palmes
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... he successfully negotiated with Britain to give the settlers a privileged position of neutrality. Britain eventually assumed full control in 1810. Both the French and British settlers used enslaved Africans and although the British prohibited slavery in 1835 African workers continued to come. Seychelles became a crown colony in 1903. Elections were held in 1966 and 1970. Independence was granted in 1976 as a republic within the Commonwealth.
September 30, 2014
This was sadly our last day of diving in the Seychelles. The restaurant where they serve breakfast at the Berjaya Praslin is open air. Signs say: “Please don’t feed the birds”! Apparently the birds can’t read. Every morning there are brave birds that land on our breakfast table in an attempt to share our breakfast. They ...
... The Seychelles are comprised of several hundred islands situated in the middle of the Indian Ocean. Most islands are granite and quite mountainous. Actually they are the tops of granite mountains that have been submerged by the Indian Ocean over eons of time. The granite extends into the sea to a maximum depth of 20 meters. There is a fair amount of hard coral including occasional giant brain coral formations. Our diving was limited to a selection of around 30 sites, ...
... for 3 weeks now! Next week will apparently be quite an easy one, as we only do a couple of days work, then we're taken on a fun snorkel somewhere, then Thursday will be camp clean, then we get the rest of the week to ourselves to take final photos, explore more of the island, pack our bags etc. Although it will be sad to leave, I'm looking forward to the luxuries of home, and just to finally feel clean would be nice! :-)
This may be the last ...