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Day 21

Seychelles - Praslin - Anse Georgette and Anse Lazio

sunny 30 °C

Today we walked around the coast to Anse Georgette, a beautiful beach that you can only reach via the ocean or by going through the Lemuria Estate/Golf course. Our reps were able to put our names on the gates.

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After a couple of hours here, we walked for about 90 minutes further round the coast back to Anse Lazio.

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We've now been away for 3 weeks and visited 4 different countries.

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Day 20

Seychelles - Praslin - Vallee de Mai

semi-overcast 30 °C

Today we visited Vallee de Mai, a UNESCO World Heritage site.

We decided to go by public bus - each journey is 5 SCR (about 25p) regardless of how far you are travelling.

The ancient forest is part of the National Park in the centre of Praslin and the largest intact forest of the endemic Coco de Mer palm. Millions of years of isolation have enabled many unique species to develop in this forest. The Seychelles Black Parrot nests here but unfortunately we didn't see any - although we heard occasional melodic whistles.

The forest trails were very peaceful.

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There were several Coco de Mer palms - which have the largest seeds (double nut seed) of any plant in the world.

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We stopped for a picnic and Rob made friends with some of the locals (Seychelles Bulbul)

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Day 19

Seychelles - La Digue to Praslin

semi-overcast 32 °C

This morning we took the ferry back to Praslin and were driven up to the North West tip of the island - Anse Kerlan and the Cap Jean Marie villas situated right on the beach.

This is the view from our room and the beach:

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Praslin is the second largest island - about 4 times the size of La Digue (roughly 10km x 5km).

This afternoon we walked over the hill and down to Anse Lazio, considered by Lonely Planet to be the best beach on Praslin.

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It was a long, steep walk, up and over the hill, so we stopped at the Honesty Bar for a SeyBrew and an Orange Fanta before walking back to the villa.

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Day 17-18

Seychelles - La Digue

sunny 32 °C

We hired bikes for our last two days on La Digue.

On the first day we turned right and cycled round the coast for about 10km until the road ran out (Anse Fourmis) - we stopped at a couple of beaches on the way back. This tortoise was just roaming free on the road.
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On the second day we turned left and cycled down to Grand Anse - the waves were quite big and easily knocked you off your feet - as I found out to my cost - my sunglasses were swept out to sea.

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We spent a couple of hours here and then came back to the beach near our bungalow.

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Day 16

Seychelles - La Digue

sunny 32 °C

Today we walked to L'Union Estate, a coconut plantation - famous for giant tortoises and Anse la Source d'Argent, the beach used for the Bounty Chocolate, Campari and Barcardi Rum TV commercials. Originally coconut farming was the main industry on La Digue and the estate covers a third of the island.

We spent most of the day sitting in the shade or the warm shallow water.

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