Seychelles

Two Hiking Fails on Praslin, Seychelles

While our friends Kyle and Lauren visited us in Seychelles, we did A LOT of hiking.  This is no big surprise, as with Kyle’s last two visits we hiked the highest point in Fiji and Pic N’Ga in New Caledonia.  While hiking in Seychelles, we did have several very successful hikes (Curiuse, Valle de Mai,…

Seychelles

Two Days on La Digue

Out of all of our stops while cruising the inner islands of Seychelles, La Digue has been my favorite.  The island is small and quaint, with plenty to do to keep entertained.  It’s touristy, but not too touristy, and it holds onto the Creole culture pretty well. We visited La Digue twice; once with our friends Vishnu,…

Seychelles

Hiking the Copolia Trail in Mahe, Seychelles

We love a hike with a great view, and thankfully there’s plenty of elevation in Seychelles to keep us entertained.  We arrived on our boat to cruise the Seychelles islands and spent almost three months there. While in Seychelles, we welcomed our first set of guests onboard, Vishnu, Frido, and their three-year-old daughter Ranju.  Their…

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Meeting Giant Tortoises on Curieuse Island

We’ve been cruising around Seychelles, checking out the islands while having two groups of friends visit: Vishnu, Frido, and the three-year-old Ranju; and Kyle and Lauren.  We’d already seen the coco de mer palm tree at Vallee de Mai in Praslin, and now it was time to see another endemic species:  the Aldabra giant tortoise….

Seychelles

Vallée de Mai, Endemic Species in Seychelles

We’re in the midst of our cruising time in Seychelles, and one of our many highlights so far has been exploring Vallée de Mai, a park and UNESCO World Heritage Site in Seychelles. The park is located on the island of Praslin, which is the second-largest island in Seychelles. It’s a 20-minute flight from Mahé…

Maldives

Eight Weeks Cruising the Maldives

Our time cruising the Maldives is over! We entered the country on March 27th, 2019 and left May 22, 2019, for a total of 56 days cruising from north to south. Snorkeling & Diving With the exception of the megafauna (whale sharks and manta rays), the underwater life in the Maldives was very disappointing. There…

Chagos

Two Weeks in Chagos

After two months of cruising the Maldives, we made the short hop from Gan to the archipelago of Chagos.  We left Gan May 23rd, after waiting to fill our propane tank, which took nearly a week!  (We should have done it in Male).   After less than three days of very light winds and mostly motoring,…