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October 1, 2014
Seychelles is an archipelago in the Indian Ocean. The 155-island country is 932 miles east of mainland Africa. The granitic islands are considered the oldest and hardest granite in the world. The granite is what gives the Seychelles its beautiful piles of boulders. The majority of the islands are uninhabited, with many dedicated as nature reserves.
A transit point for trade between Africa and Asia, the ...
... the tourists. The government rushed to correct the situation putting a large bounty on sharks. The result is a shortage of sharks and possibly the reason we saw so many small ones. If they don’t recover, the entire under water eco system of the area could be damaged. Here is an example of unintended consequences gone amuck.
At the end of this day of diving, we felt we had hit the jack pot. We ended ...
... we got to see a part of Praslin that we had not visited. We are flying back to Mahe at 12:00 and staying at Daniella's Bungalows closer to Beau Vallon. We have another taxi (Francis) that is waiting for us and he will also take us to the airport in the morning for Joberg. We had made arrangements with him when we were at Bliss Hotel in ...
... I headed for the boat and got out. Francois stayed down for about 20 minutes and he resurfaced because he was not feeling so great before going in. There was big waves hitting the boat and so he figured he would be better off In the water. No luck, he was sick anyways when he surfaced because it was also very choppy down under. Got back to the hotel around 1:00, took a shower and rested, must go pay for our dives before ...
... still for too long, so we took one of the standing Malibu boards to play with for the morning.
This pastime is a lot more difficult than it looks. You have to heave your body onto the board, get yourself onto your knees and then stand up, all doing this without falling off. Oh yes, you are given a paddle which helps you to balance and paddle. Once you have perfected the art of balancing you then paddle with smooth strokes across the sea.