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The ultimate beaches

sunny 90 °F


Relaxing, engaging, beautiful, simple and complex, inviting... These islands are full of places and things to discover: attractive kiosks with good jewelry next to attractive kiosks with shells, a miniature Big Ben in the middle of Main Street, a fine market, and always another extraordinary beach. We visited La Digue, Praslin, and Mahe and loved them all; we leave here feeling relaxed and warm-hearted...

... and that is a good thing because we have just entered a High Risk Area threatened by pirates and will be moving through it until March 23. We are accompanied by naval forces and helicopters of various countries and are advised to keep our lights off and curtains closed. Mot of the instructions in the event of hearing an emergency signal are logical - leave the suite and lie down in the corridor so you don't fall if the ship zig-zags - but one sounds challenging: if you are in the swimming pool, get out immediately as the pool will be fast discharged. They have installed sirens and lights on the decks and we feel very safe...

...and we remember basking in the Seychelles' sun.


Posted by HopeEakins 11:03 Archived in Seychelles

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What a 180 degree turn your voyage has taken you; from blissful peace on the beaches of the Seychelles to broiling waters where pirates seek you. May you be protected by God and by the helicopters and military ships that guard you on your way.

by Seabury

Pirates? Sounds daunting. Wear an eye patch and get a parrot, twist your mouth, and limp. Let's hope you are safe and sound so you can enjoy yourselves and return home to us who miss you!

by PJShake210

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