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... on. But the pictures were enough so we booked our house and our flights and began the long wait.
I've never been to a place like the Seychelles. A set of volcanic islands that have 0 touristy feel, the Seychelles (in particular Mahe Island where we stayed) make for a fantastic vacation. Mountainous and covered in jungle (and giant bats) with crystal clear water and gorgeous beaches, the Seychelles were a welcome respite from the burgeoning Dubai summer.
We spent 4 ...
... the beach to the pick up point for the boat. It was so hot and humid I almost passed out. The heat was stifling almost unbearable. I will write two words that I have never uttered together…it was too hot. We boated to Eden Island, bought more cinnamon buns and cabbed to Reef Apartments, anxious to sit inside for the rest of the day and use up our pre-purchased internet time.
... out of the water. Me and Jack paddled in and Mom swam. The kayak got stuck on some coral and me and Jack got really frightened.
We got back and had lunch. Later after lunch we packed up and took the ferry to Mahe. We went straight to the cab and rode to Reef Apartments. We were so excited to be there because there was internet. We tried ...
... the time when the supercontinent of Godwin was divided into smaller parts, leaving the Seychelles islands between the present day Madagascar and India.
For our last night we ventured into a restaurant we had previously passed. When we showed up most tables were reserved but they found a a spot for us on the veranda. Susan had Creole Prawns and Joe Ginger Crab. This restaurant, the Prilogue was the best so far on the island and we lamented it was our last dinner. ...
... on a long wurtle dug out some hatchlings that were due to emerge, and they brought them back to base in a bucket. The hatchlings normally emerge at night, so at 6.00pm we took the bucket down to the beach to release them, but they were all asleep! They were soooo cute. We had to try to wake them up by rubbing their tummies and stroking their heads, and if you held them under their shell they would grip your fingers with their little flippers! ...