I am quite behind on my posts, there’s already a whole island experience between us and Mahé, so this will be brief and more picture driven.
We found a place on booking.com, that should have been pretty close to the dive shop and the beach, possibly with an okay view of at least greenery. Instead we got a major road with a bus stop and a crazy ATM trying to communicate in demonic morse code. The light blue pin is where the site said our place would be, the red X where it actually (or close enough) was. Big difference, big disapointment, but when life gives you lemons you make cocktails with the local rum, and we did.
Many divers warned us that the scuba was not as nice here as it was on Praslin. It was different no doubt, not as majestic on the landscape, but a touch better on the coral and lot’s of life to see. We enjoyed 10 solid dives. It’s all about going in with an open mind and no expectations.
The coral was almost completely killed off in 2016 by an El Niño event, the water temperature rose to 34-35 degrees C for about a month, and most of the coral died. One guy we met said he was so depressed that he stopped diving at that point. Today the coral is making a comeback, and the fishes never left.
And that is just a sample of what we saw, so great diving, but what about the worms in the food you might be wondering…
We like to eat on the adventuresome side, and sometimes that pays off, sometimes less so. We were at a really cool night market, drinking coconut wine out of the trunk of a car, walking around, chatting up people and basically having a good time. Then it was time to eat.
So we made our selection, Gen chose something with a chicken leg. Half way through her dishe she noticed little white worms crawling over the meat. She finished the noodles though. Like a boss. Then we had some flavoured rum made by a Russian dude (he was selling it), as a preventive measure (also probiotics probably worked a treat).
In all fairness it was pretty gross, but there you go, the hazards of street food in tropical weather.
I want to post this before the battery runs out (plus it’s pretty much that time of the day where a cold beverage will be appreciated).
Farewell Seychelles, next stop Rodrigues island!