Tuesday, 19 May 2015

Hereagain, Goneagain, Backagain

Well that was a bit of an unintended break!
I suddenly found myself without any inspiration to write.
And then I woke up this morning and though ' Oh for goodness sake, pull yourself together and get on with it'; so I have.

In the Interregnum Jean- Luc and I took a much needed holiday.  After a winter of what seemed continuous virus's plaguing us and a very hard time at work for Jean-Luc, we decided to set off for warmer climes.

We went here.....
 This is Mahe, the largest island of the Seychelles.  Beautiful doesn't even begin to describe it.
Granite islands covered with rain forest, ringed with palm fringed white coral beaches and turquoise seas.
I say turquoise, actually it's every colour of blue and green you could imagine.

 Massive granite mountains sheltering outcrops of rainforest.

 Lush rain forest full of bamboo stands, lianas, vines and exotically coloured flowers.

Views that would make the gods of Olympus weep with joy.

 Sunsets of sheer perfection.
This is taken from a bar that overlooks Beau Vallon beach.  We would go and drink beer here most evenings just to watch the sun set.  The sheer magic of watching the sky catch fire over a silver sea and then slowly fade to indigo night was breath taking.

Beau Vallon beach market.
The Seychelles has some of the most delicious food you will ever taste.  Fishing is a massively important trade here and we often bought dinner from the beach stands of freshly caught and cooked fish and home made fruit juices; along with eye watering chilli sauces and wonderful chutneys.

We came back refreshed and relaxed; the bronchitis which had been plaguing me disappeared by our second day in the warm, soft air and our frazzled nerves were healed by two weeks of life at a much slower pace.  I learnt the Seychelloise saunter - vital in a place of over 90% humidity and over 30 degrees C temperature.  We also learnt you can never drink enough water and that wet flannels kept in the fridge overnight are the greatest luxury after a walk in the rain forest.

More of this beautiful place later .... interspersed with more everyday happenings.

1 comment:

  1. What a beautiful place! Happy to hear you are feeling relaxed, refreshed and feeling better. We all need to refresh now and then.