Seychelles, Mahé, Victoria round trip

Clock Tower, Cathédrale de Immaculée Conception, Giant Tortoises and Coco de Mer in the Mont-Fleuri Botanical Gardens. Today I made a round trip in the capital city Victoria. Starting from the bus station in the Palm Street I walked to the Cathédrale de Immaculée Conception and then to the Sir Selwyn Selwyn-Clarke Market. Close-by there weiterlesen…

Seychelles, Mahé, Sentier Vacoa Trail

Forest trail, Palm spider and some bloom. After lazing around on the beach it was time for another expedition in the ‚island jungle‘. So I challenged the Sentier Vacoa Trail (Grand Anse) through the Riverine Forests, dominated once by Vacoa plants. On the way I saw some nice Seychelles Palm spiders (Argiopidae spider?), but the flora was weiterlesen…

Seychelles, Mahé, Mangroves

Mangroves, red crab and mudhopper. Close-by the Hotel Meridien Barbarons there is a boardwalk through the mangroves. I didn’t know, but they say that mangroves harbour biodiversity, providing resources and act as a fish nursery and breeding ground. Beside some fishes like Tilapia and Mullets I discovered some other small creature like dungeness crabs (red crab) weiterlesen…

Seychelles, Mahé, Meridien Barbarons

Coconut from that palm, the hotel and the beach. My first trip to the Seychelles and the first island Mahé on my island hopping expedition in this not just another place, but another world. My housing was in the Hotel Le Méridien Barbarons situated on the west coast of Mahé and ’set amidst tropical gardens, sparkling indigo lagoons, weiterlesen…