Seychelles - Wednesday 2010/12/01
After breakfast we took the bus No. 20 down to Beau Vallon, and from there bus No. 21 to Bel Ombre, the last bus station in this direction. From there we started our hike to the Anse Major which at the beginning was on a paved road with many houses and more houses being build directly into what is supposed to be a National Park, destroying the jungle and the amazing rock formations. Along the way a woman showed us a fruit bat which she had caught and trapped in a small cage.
The path was getting really beautiful once we had left civilization behind us. It was going along the coast high above the sea through a mixture of jungle and rocks. There were some very interesting plants along the way, like some wild ananas. We also picked up a geocache along the way.
After about two hours we managed to find our way down to the quiet, and almost empty beach Anse Major, where we spend some time bathing and snorkelling, watching the crabs and playing in the sand. Before leaving the beach we shortly thought about checking out the next beach right next to this one, but since we were already very tired and didn't have much water with us, we decided against it and started our hike back along the way we came. We were happy about some light rain to refresh us along the way, but we still were very exhausted when we reached the bus station.
This time we got of the bus in Beau Vallon, to check out this place a bit. At the beach there was a stand offering fresh fruits and we bought and drank a coconut there, and when we were finished the salesman opened the coconut for us so we could eat the young flesh. There also was supposed to be a bazar, but we were a bit early and the stands were only just opening when we went through. There were mainly stands offering various things to eat (mainly fish) and trashy souvenirs.
Afterwards we took the bus back to the hotel, watched the sunset (still a bit cloudy) and went for dinner.
Dinner was buffet again this time with grilled fish, chicken and beef and some really nice fish satay.
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