Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Arriving in the Seychelles.

When I first arrived at the Seychelles airport I was extremely exhausted from the long few days of traveling. Then I walked outside to look at the amazing rock formations on the cliff wall, which totally revitalized me, and I spent the rest of my day running around searching for wildlife throughout the lush vegetation. By the time I had arrived at GVI’s research station I had found multiple species of geckos and birds that I had never seen before.

A fruit bat hangs from one of the fruit trees that surround the GVI research station.

After a few practical lectures we went down to the beach where I was blown away once again by the twisted rock cliffs that surrounded the crystal blue waters of Baie Ternay. When I finally got into the water and swam out to the reef I was surrounded by hundreds of colourful fish.

Descending onto the coral reef within Baie Ternay Marine Park for the first time.

I am very lucky to have the opportunity to do this everyday during my time with GVI. Everybody in the group is just as excited to be here as me and I look forward to spending the rest of my phase with them. I am here with great people and fascinating wildlife and it’s going to be really hard to leave.

By Nick Louis



Parag said...

Seychelles airport is in a uniquely poised location on the South East coast of mainland Mahe.