Watch the Fodies
There was a male Madagascar Fody building a nest, in a palm tree, across from our patio. We spent many hours sitting there watching him.
The Madagascar Fody male is a very brigt red during mating season and oh so pretty. That is without a doubt why they were introduced here years ago.
The nest becomes a woven hanging basket made of grasses, coconut fibre, and other materials.
We had to leave before it was completed.
A flesh-eating snail & a giant spider
This snail is a bit larger than snails in Europe and it is eating flesh ! They are eating mainly smaller insects of course, but you never know, so you better be carful not to touch it so you wont get a bite !
I saw this snail under the top of the hut, where we waited for our bus at Valee du Mai.
My last 2 photos : a giant spider that builds the net mostly under trees, where you might also walk by in a close distance and will see the spider and its net not at all or in the very last moment. We were told that these spiders are harmless !
"Island of Praslin"
Another beautiful island in the Seychelles.
Fabulous beaches, easy to get around on the local buses (so cheap) and lovely friendly locals.
"Beach at Anse Lazio"
Another beautiful beach and the water was so crystal clear and not at all cold. Very popular with the yachties.
"View of beach in front of our accommodation."
This was such a pretty view taken on the beach in front of our accommodation at the Berjaya Beach Cottages. Needless to say we never bothered to swim at any of the pools in the resorts where we stayed.
Off the coast of Praslin is a treasure trove of brightly colored fish, corals, and sometimes a turtle.
There are several hotels that offer snorkeling tours out to St Pierre Islet.
We stopped on our was to Curieuse Island for a few minutes of snorkeling.
One of the crew fed the fish so all of us that didn't snorkel could see them.
It looked like an aquarium full of assorted fish
This is a picture of some beautiful blue fish
We left St Pierre Islet and headed for another island. On the way we saw many beautiful small deserted beaches