Sunset Beach Hotel
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Oh dear. What can I say about Seychelles? It's a beautiful emerald dropped in the Indian Ocean. A green rock in a turquoise sea. Small crescent beaches are tucked in around huge black boulders. Very dramatic. And the roads crossing the island snake up the hills through forests of huge plants. They're the kind you have on your windowsill or in pot in an empty corner, except a philadendron leaf is ...
... de Mer is a spectacular palm that grows to a height of 82 to 112 feet. It is fan-shaped with leaves 23 to 33 feet long and 15 feet wide, and its stems are 13 feet long. The largest double nut recorded weighed 93 pounds. There are male and female trees.
We got into the swing of driving on the left side although Susan was constantly warning we were too close to the edge which was frequently a two foot deep cinder block water ditch. The park is in the middle ...
... extremely rare in most quarters. We have been entertained by dolphins playing on the surface, but never while diving. They hung around for perhaps five minutes then faded away.
We traveled to another island during our surface interval and made our last dive off Booby Island. We soon came across a giant sting ray sleeping on the bottom. He was approximately five feet in diameter and allowed us to touch ...
... and waiting to dive. As we were given our dive briefing we learned it was another lucky day as we were the only divers. The normal routine at Octopus is to dive at 9:30 AM, come back for a leisurely surface interval and lunch and dive again at 2:30 PM. That was our schedule for the day and we chose to eat lunch at the dive shop. They order it from a nearby roadside restaurant and it proved to be a tasty bargain. This day it was fried whole fish on rice.
... mix in Namibia thanks to Louise. The good wine being hard to find in both Namibia and Madagascar, this was a nice alternative. Just what we need for the sunsets on the balcony. We also hopped in a local bus to return to our hotel, and this was quite the experience. The driver, thought he was a formula one pilot. I now know why they have handles on the back of the bus seats. ...