La Digue Island Seychelles

Weather My day trip to La Digue Island was marred by torrential rain that didn’t let up. Bicycling in rain with poor visibility made photography challenging, so I used several media shots in this blog post. There are abundant Internet photos and videos of the islands. Nothing beats seeing them in person, even in the rain.…

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Reef Safari Sainte Anne Island Seychelles

My day trip to Sainte Anne Marine National Park is a favorite memory. People in the group were as interesting as the exotic islands we explored. I enjoyed conversations with three fun couples: Australian British / South African Seychellois Catamaran Anahita I chatted with Krishna from Chennai who has lived in the Seychelles for over 20…

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Durban South Africa Beaches, Verulam, Gandhi

Durban’s beaches are fascinating and beautiful. I’ve been exploring but haven’t found a “favorite” beach yet. November weather is volatile and windy – clear in the high 80s one day, rainy 60s to 70s the next. The storms are proper deluges accompanied by violent cracking thunder and dramatic lightning. Like Oregon, in less than an…

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