Seychelles - Sunday 2010/12/05
Normally we would have had a trip to the Ste. Anne Marine National Park on this day but it was cancelled because there weren't enough participants. So while waiting for our tour guide Hubert to talk about alternatives we went to the beach and watched some of the sea life happening on the rocks right next to the hotel. There were starfish, sea urchins, rock skippers, small fish, a sea cucumber and even a small, blue moray eel.
Hubert made a private arrangement for us to go on a boat trip to the Ste. Anne Marine National Park together only with a German family on monday. After the meeting we took a bus to Victoria, and from there further down to the south to get to the Jardin du Roi. The bus ride there took about an hour.
From the bus stop it was a steep road to get up to the Jardin du Roi which was very exhausting. On the way we found a carambola tree and took some fruits with us. The Jardin du Roi itself is very nice and interesting. At the entrance there is an amazing Avocado tree. We got a map of the whole area including markers for the different plants in then garden.
Some of the things we've seen in the Jardin du Roi:
After our walk through the garden we sat down in the restaurant and had coconut nougat and banana pancakes with ice and fruits as a snack. We also got to try some sugarcane when we asked about it. On the way back down to the bus station we picked up a soursop which seemed ripe from a tree. On the way back to the hotel we saw a very nice cloudless sunset.
After dinner we went to the bar to have a cocktail. The bar is right above the sea which is illuminated so you can see the fish that you can with bread. Since the sky was very clear there were a lot of stars to be seen.