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Seychelles: Cerf Island

This is a historic journal, from our trip to Kenya and Seychelles in 1986, taken from notes I wrote at the time. Apologies for the poor quality photographs.


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Monday 17th November 1986

Cerf Island
Access is by glass bottom boat to the small off-shore island of Cerf, which lies in the Ste Anne Marine National Park and is surrounded by a coral reef.

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On the way we can see lots of colourful fish, and the crew hold bread out to feed them, which of course attracts thousands of them!

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They manage to catch one so that we can see the markings.

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Once we arrive on the island we have to wade across to get ashore, but find it extremely uncomfortable as the sharp coral cuts our feet.

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It was raining for a while on the journey here – this is said to be the wet season – but it dries up in time for us to stroll around the island.

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We find the island quite unspoilt and very beautiful.

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The island has a small population of giant tortoises, some as old as 1000 years.

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This evening there is a poolside BBQ, we have a few drinks to accompany it and retire to bed.

Posted by Grete Howard 07:06 Archived in Seychelles

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