Thursday, September 20, 2012

20/09/12 Our Weekend Away

Last week a small group of us were fortunate enough to visit the amazing location of Bird Island situated north of Mahe. Our journey started on a small Twin Otter plane with some spectacular views during both our takeoff and landing. We had heard many great things about this place but nothing could really prepare us for the beauty of this tiny place populated by over a million birds and twenty two giant tortoises. Even the rain didn’t dampen our spirits. The breathtaking beaches and grey skies made an amazing backdrop for some amazing photography. Our two day trip included nature walks, snorkeling with green turtles, lots of photographing and of course, some great food.
With no access to telephones, television or any form of communication the place felt so serene. The only sound you could hear was that of the waves crushing and the birds going on about their business. For most of the time we felt like we were the only people on the island. We had such an amazing time we wished we could have stayed longer. I know for sure that when I next visit the Seychelles I will most definitely be paying a visit to this place. There was even a talk of someone getting married here one day….Watch this space!