Seychelles - Satuday 2010/12/04
After breakfast we packed our bag for the hike to Mt. Copolia and went to bus station. A nice local couple who were going to Victoria with their car took us along to the market in Victoria. Since it was saturday morning the market was much more lively than the last time we've been there. At the bus station we finally picked up the bus schedule we've been wanting for a while already and checked that we needed to take bus No. 14. Some passengers were nice enough to tell us where we had to get of the bus.
We started our hike at a height of about 300m to get up to Mt. Copolia at about 500m which would take about two hours. The hike was very nice, a small, sometimes very steep path through the jungle with some stairs and bridges laid out to make it easier. At a height of about 450m the vegetation suddenly changed abruptly from jungle into a more sparse rock vegetation. We picked up a geocache along the way and over a small ladder reached the summit of Mt. Copolia, which is a huge rock plain with funny pitcher plants and a great view down to Victoria, Eden island and the airport, but also up to the higher mountains Mt. Seychellois and Trois Frères.
After spending some time on the top we started our way back down. We then walked down the street a bit until we reached a bigger bus station, with several people already waiting there. With the bus we got back to Victoria and further to our hotel where we had dinner later on.
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