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... close encounter, Jen or the Lemur.
We saw two more red ruffed lemurs, a couple of brown lemurs and two very large millipedes on our walk through the forest. This is one of the few places in Madagascar that still has primary forest. Some of the trees are huge here. On the way back to the lodge we pass a village, where the villagers sell local coffee and other spices. We also see a tiny spiny tenrec by the side of the path. It's a weird looking ...
After few days of relax and visits of Antananarivo and the surroundings, we headed to the north-east to reach Marontsetra and then to Nosy Mangabe island.
We left Tana quite early - on board an ATR with about 50 passengers. We first had a stop over Toamasina. It took about 2h to reach Maroantsetra. Then we had a short transfer by car and took the boat to Nosy Mangabe.
Here, right in the rainforest. Wow.
Even though we have been planning on exploring the whole island of Santa Maria, weve been "stuck" on the smallest island for several days now. It's always the same; "we'll do it tomorrow". In truth, this island is so intoxicating that it is very easy to just sit by the pier and watch as the pirogues take passengers across the water. i find myself constantly waking up from the bed just to walk a few steps into the terrace and lie down on the hammock. There's a small village ...
... much here. Bungalows by the beach, cold showers and some weird monkeythings. There's two Lemur families living on the island and one of them hangs by the area we're staying at. They're pretty social and the father even approaches you and lets you pet him. The climate is quite wet. At the moment it rains maybe 3 or 4 times a day for a few minutes and then it stops suddenly and the sun shines again. Nobody here is dumb enough to try ...
... to get involved in logging each sighting, taking soundings, pictures and videos and generally building understanding of whale life. In the evenings there are films and talks on everything connected with Baleine a Bosse. And yes, its all in French - like everything on Madagascar - so its good for whales and good for whale enthusiasts and very educational. The sea was so rough ...
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