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Travel Blogs from Toamasina (Tamatave)
... Ile aux Nattes, it has been like living in a postcard.
Our little bungalows with their hammocks look out onto the white sand and turquoise sea. All the seafood is caught by the villagers during the day and grilled in the evenings, after our Madagascan rum with the sunset.
Yesterday we went out with a man in his boat to attempt to catch some fish for our dinner. Matt caught a stick and ...
... didn’t see them change colour because they didn't get scared or angry but we did feed them some crickets so saw their tongues shoot out to grab them.
In the afternoon we traveled to Mahambo, a small village on the beach. Although this was just a stopover before catching our ferry, the beach and the sea food were ...
... humans in the slightest.
After our chilled couple of days we hired a boat to take us
to Tamatave along the lakes. We stopped
for a beautiful picnic on the beach half way through the journey and also got
to see one of the local villages when we had to stop to ask if I could use
their loo! Lots of men from the villages
were out fishing in their pirogues, made from hollowed out tree trunks. ...
... saw two small green chameleons sleeping as well. Part of the walk went inside the park which had a very Blair witch feel, particularly when you walk past the areas where local people sacrifice zebu to their ancestors. Adam went at the front to mop up any head height spider webs overhanging the path. Inside the park we saw some mouse lemurs properly with our torch light.
The Indri is a large lemur-type ...
... yield. I was told it was a small harvest this year (3 kilos/1 square meter) because the soil was poor and they had more trouble with birds than usual. It still seemed like a whole lotta rice to me!
Once the field was cleared, we carried all the rice up the steep hill to the tractor, which hauled the rice to the basketball court. We unloaded the tractor and laid the rice out to be dried, so it could be cleaned the next ...