Anse Major Trail, Mahe, Seychelles Part 2/2

Anse Major Trail, Mahe, Seychelles Part 2/2

 

On the way, for part of the trail, there is tree cover. But there are some patches which are not covered by trees. The trail is very well marked and there is no chance of getting lost.

 

31)

 anse major (32)

32)

 anse major (33)

33)

 anse major (34)

34)

 anse major (34)

35)

 anse major (35)

36)

 anse major (36)

37)

 anse major (37)

38)

 anse major (38)

39)

 anse major (39)

40)

 anse major (40)

41)

 anse major (41)

42)

anse major (42) 

43)

 anse major (43)

44)

 anse major (44)

45)

 anse major (45)

46)

 anse major (46)

47)

 anse major (47)

48)

 anse major (49)

49)

 anse major (50)

50)

 anse major (51)anse major (52)

51)

 anse major (53)

52)

 anse major (54)

53)

 anse major (55)

54)

anse major (56)

 

55)

 anse major (57)

56)

anse major (58)

 

57)

anse major (59)

 

 

 

 

concluded.

 

 

 

Anse Major Trail, Mahe, Seychelles Part 1/2

Anse Major Trail, Mahe, Seychelles Part 1/2

This is another trail in Seychelles. At the end of it you are rewarded with a beautiful beach, which is almost like your private beach.

You can take a bus no 21 from main bus station and get down at the last point. After that there is a inclining road for about 200 meters and then you reach the starting point.

The steps take you to the long trail, but it is not straining your leg muscles. There is not much of inclination,  and most of the time, it is a straight path. On your left side you see the cast ocean and some islands at distance. If you start very early in the morning, which you must, then you the can see the changing shades of the already blue water.

There is a water stream coming down from the mountains, which crosses your path half way. The water is safe to drink.  Apart from that stream, there is no other water source on the way.

On the way there are some observation points, which are worth spending some time. At the end of the trail, there is a beautiful beach. Though it is a small one, but still good for family get together.

Next to the beach, there is another small beach, which is popular among tourists and locals too.  In case you are too tired to walk back, you can hire a small water taxi from there.

It is necessary to carry enough water and food with you. A hat is also required, in case the day is too hot.

1)

 anse major (1)

2)

anse major (2) 

3)

 anse major (3)

4)

 anse major (4)

5)

 anse major (5)

6)

 anse major (6)

7)

 anse major (7)

8)

 anse major (8)

9)

 anse major (9)

10)

 anse major (10)

11)

 anse major (11)

12)

anse major (12)

 

13)

 anse major (13)

14)

 anse major (14)

15)

 anse major (15)

16)

 anse major (17)

17)

 anse major (18)

18)

 anse major (19)

19)

 anse major (20)

20)

 anse major (21)

21)

 anse major (22)

22)

 anse major (23)

23)

anse major (24)

 

24)

 anse major (25)

25)

anse major (26)

 

26)

 anse major (27)

27)

 anse major (28)

28)

 anse major (29)

29)

 anse major (30)

30)

 anse major (31)

Continued….

Morne Blanc Nature Trail, Seychelles

Morne Blanc Nature Trail, Seychelles

 

There are many nature trails in Seychelles. The information about these trails is availavle on various blogs and on government websites. This particular trail, Morne Blanc is quiet easy one. It is a well-marked trail. It takes about 1 hour 30 minutes to complete it. The detailed information is displayed on a board at the start of the trail.

It goes thru a thick forest and there is no exposure to direct sun. It is important to start the trail, as early in the day as possible. The climate plays its role too here. If it starts raining, then it might be difficult to reach the top.

Once you reach the top, the views of various beaches are just breath taking. The turquoise blue waters of Seychelles sea are so inviting, that after the trail, we reached for one of those lovely beaches.

On the trail, there are no water streams, hence it is necessary to carry enough water and food supplies.

1) On the way

 DSCN5599

2) On the way, I saw many fruiting trees. but was not sure if they are edible. In such a case, it is always advisable to seek advice from local people. ( Which I did finally.)

 DSCN5602

3) The sunrise.. but we should have started earlier !

 DSCN5606

4) This is the highest peak in Seychelles, and local people visit it on Good Friday.

 DSCN5610

5)

 DSCN5611

6)

DSCN5612 

7) This is another peak !

 DSCN5620

8)

 DSCN5625

9)

 DSCN5626

10) This is a tea factory. There are few tea estates in Seychelles.

 DSCN5628

11)

 DSCN5630

12) The information display at the start of the trail.

 DSCN5631

13)

 DSCN5632

14)

 DSCN5635

15) A beautiful fern !

 DSCN5636

16)

 DSCN5637

17) Bayleaf tree ( this tree grows wild here.)

 DSCN5638

18)

 DSCN5640

19)

 DSCN5643

20)

 DSCN5644

21)

 DSCN5646

22)

 DSCN5649

23)

 DSCN5650

24)

 DSCN5651

25)

 DSCN5653

26) En route the trail, I found some coffee bushes too, this is coffee leaf.

 DSCN5655

27)

 DSCN5656

28) Jackfruit !!

 DSCN5657

29)

 DSCN5660

30)

DSCN5665

 

31)

 DSCN5669

32)

 DSCN5673

33)

DSCN5674

 

34) The various beaches as seen from the top !

 DSCN5678

35)

 DSCN5679

36)

 DSCN5682

37)

DSCN5691 

38)

 DSCN5692

39)

 DSCN5698

40)

 DSCN5699

41)

 DSCN5700

42) The 70s look !!

 DSCN5714

43)

 DSCN5715

44)

 DSCN5729

45)

 DSCN5731

46)  So we rushed to one of the beach !

DSCN5734

 

47)

 DSCN5735

48) The 60s look !

 DSCN5740

49)

 DSCN5743

50)

 DSCN5744

51)

 DSCN5746

52)

 DSCN5748

53) A beautiful display of edible local fruits.

 DSCN5749

54) Wild Mangosteen, which I picked from the seller.

 DSCN5750

 

 

 

 

Botanical Garden, Victoria, Seychelles Part 5/5

There is a corner for spice trees which can be grown here. There is good collection or orchids also. There is a café, which is open throughout the day.

You can happily spend two to three hours here. As this garden is near to my home, I do visit it as often as I could, and always discover something new.

109)

 BOTGARDEN (109)

110)

 BOTGARDEN (110)

 

111)

 BOTGARDEN (111)

 

112)

 BOTGARDEN (112)

113)

BOTGARDEN (113)

 

114)

 BOTGARDEN (114)

 

115)

 BOTGARDEN (115)

 

116)

BOTGARDEN (116)

 

117)

BOTGARDEN (117)

 

118)

BOTGARDEN (118)

 

119)

 BOTGARDEN (119)

120)

BOTGARDEN (120)

 

121)

 BOTGARDEN (121)

122)

 BOTGARDEN (122)

 

123)

 BOTGARDEN (123)

124)

 BOTGARDEN (124)

 

125)

 BOTGARDEN (125)

 

126)

BOTGARDEN (126)

 

127)

BOTGARDEN (127)

 

 

128)

 BOTGARDEN (128)

129)

 BOTGARDEN (129)

130)

 BOTGARDEN (130)

 

131)

 BOTGARDEN (131)

 

132)

 BOTGARDEN (132)

133)

BOTGARDEN (133)

 

134)

 BOTGARDEN (134)

 

135) I just love this corner. I wish I gather all my friends here one day. If you happen to be here, late afternoon, you may spot many birds around this place.

 BOTGARDEN (135)

 

completed.

 

 

 

Botanical Garden, Victoria, Seychelles Part 4/5

In this garden, they have tried to create all zones, from sea front, to marshland to mountain to cover all varieties of trees found in this country.

82)

 BOTGARDEN (82)

83)

 BOTGARDEN (83)

84)

 BOTGARDEN (84)

85)

 BOTGARDEN (85)

86)

 BOTGARDEN (86)

87)

BOTGARDEN (87)

 

88)

 BOTGARDEN (88)

89)

 BOTGARDEN (89)

90)

 BOTGARDEN (90)

91)

 BOTGARDEN (91)

92)

 BOTGARDEN (92)

93)

 BOTGARDEN (93)

94)

 BOTGARDEN (94)

95)

 BOTGARDEN (95)

96)

 BOTGARDEN (96)

97)

 BOTGARDEN (97)

98)

 BOTGARDEN (98)

99)

 BOTGARDEN (99)

100)

 BOTGARDEN (100)

101)

 BOTGARDEN (101)

102)

 BOTGARDEN (102)

103)

 BOTGARDEN (103)

104)

 BOTGARDEN (104)

105)

BOTGARDEN (105)

 

106)

 BOTGARDEN (106)

107)

 BOTGARDEN (107)

108)

 BOTGARDEN (108)

continued….

Botanical Garden, Victoria, Seychelles Part 3/5

The walkways in this garden are romantic. Though you are just 5 minutes away from a town, these walkways give you a feeling of being in deep forest. It is always calm and peaceful here.. let me take you thru it.. in this part.
55)

BOTGARDEN (55)

56)

BOTGARDEN (56)

57)

BOTGARDEN (57)

58)

BOTGARDEN (58)

59)

BOTGARDEN (59)

60)

BOTGARDEN (60)

61)

BOTGARDEN (61)

62)

BOTGARDEN (62)

63)

BOTGARDEN (63)

64)

BOTGARDEN (64)

65)

BOTGARDEN (65)

66)

BOTGARDEN (66)

67)

BOTGARDEN (67)

68)

BOTGARDEN (68)

69)

BOTGARDEN (69)

70)

BOTGARDEN (70)

71)

BOTGARDEN (71)

72)

BOTGARDEN (72)

73)

BOTGARDEN (73)

74)

BOTGARDEN (74)

75)

BOTGARDEN (75)

76)

BOTGARDEN (76)

77)

BOTGARDEN (77)

78)

BOTGARDEN (78)

79)

BOTGARDEN (79)

80)

BOTGARDEN (80)

81)

BOTGARDEN (81)

continued….

Botanical Garden, Victoria, Seychelles Part 2/5

It is said that the coco de mer tree, grows only in Seychelles. The male and female trees are different. The fruit contains largest nut and may weigh up to 18 kgs. It takes many years for the tree to fruit and the fruit itself takes many years to ripen.

It is available in the market as souvenir ( at a hefty price ) and government licence is required to take the fruit outside the country.  

 

28)

 BOTGARDEN (28)

29)

 BOTGARDEN (29)

30)

 BOTGARDEN (30)

31)

BOTGARDEN (31)

 

32)

 BOTGARDEN (32)

33)

 BOTGARDEN (33)

34)

BOTGARDEN (34)

 

35)

 BOTGARDEN (35)

36)

 BOTGARDEN (36)

37)

 BOTGARDEN (37)

38)

BOTGARDEN (38) 

39)

BOTGARDEN (39) 

40)

 BOTGARDEN (40)

41)

 BOTGARDEN (41)

42)

 BOTGARDEN (42)

43)

 BOTGARDEN (43)

44)

 BOTGARDEN (44)

45)

 BOTGARDEN (45)

46)

 BOTGARDEN (46)

47)

BOTGARDEN (47) 

48)

 BOTGARDEN (48)

49)

 BOTGARDEN (49)

50)

 BOTGARDEN (50)

51)

 BOTGARDEN (51)

52)

 BOTGARDEN (52)

53)

 BOTGARDEN (53)

54)

 BOTGARDEN (54)

continued….