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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 ...
... occasionally used as a hideaway by pirates and Arab merchants until the French began to take control starting in 1756 when a Stone of Possession was laid. Before the French settled these islands they were uninhabited.
The British contested control over the islands between 1794 and 1810. Jean Baptiste Quéau de Quincy, French administrator of Seychelles during the years of war with the United Kingdom, declined to resist when armed enemy warships ...
... 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 ...
... 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.
... we were approached by a local who explained that there were toilets and a café and gift shop here, none in the forest, and that they were all local guides and could take us into the forest and show us around so we wouldn't miss anything. Sounded promising. We went to the ticket booth and noticed there was a sign there that said free guided tour at 10 a.m. and it was exactly 10 a.m. So we latched onto the ...