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There has been a taxi strike in Kolkata for a few days now so getting to the airport may have been a problem if it hadn't been for Ajay offering to help us out.
so at 6:30am we were back at Backpacker offices and a lovely lime green Ambassador car awaited to take us to the airport.
After all the usual rigmaroles of checking in were were off with Spice Airways. This particular plane was named Cayenne!
Now we ...
... rare Duogong, AKA Sea Cow. We had no luck spotting one, but that was ok, we had paradise right there in front of us! Our next destination was to a natural bridge found on a different beach on the island. On our way we stopped at a small road side stall some kids were running and stocked up on some delish mangos. What a good find that was - 2 for 10p! It was high tide, so we couldn't see the natural rock bridge. The beach was ...
... another glorious morning snorkelling on the reefs. With just the two of us today the fish seem to be even more plentiful. A myriad of gloriously coloured tropical specimens swim around us in all their glory. Emperor fish, angel fish, a huge shoal of tiny silver beauties which look a bit like whitebait, golden dip fish and yellow zebra fish (my descriptive name rather than the real thing) and electric blue stripe fish (another pseudonym). As we move away from the reef we ...
... One can see many shades of blue and green in these crystal clear waters of the island.
The first day was spent exploring Beach No 3. This beach is famous for the natural bridge formation. The bridge is locally called the Howrah Bridge by the resident Bengalis of Neil Island. It takes about 10-15 mins of walk from the road head into the beach to sight this natural wonder. ...
... beach around the island is very famous for underwater corals. It is an ideal place for scuba diving and snorkeling and many people engaged on these activities. After some time navigating on the waters the FERRY stopped. We boarded our glass bottom vessels, which actually were little motor boats with a glass bottom and passengers sat all around it to view the coral reef splendor. About a few minutes after boarding the glass bottom boats we were instructed by the driver to ...