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Mon Kontan Sesels

July 11, 2015

With nothing better to do we decided to go up – up to Trois Freres.  It’s not that we don’t have anything to do but we love getting out-of-town when we have the chance.  As our friends, Bob and Elaine,

Bob and Elaine

Bob and Elaine

had a car we suggested a stroll up the path to the 438 metre high Trois Freres mountain that looks down on our anchorage and over the town of Victoria.

Most of the boats you see at anchor here belong to locals

Most of the boats you see at anchor here belong to locals

We climbed and climbed and had some great views over the islands.  The day was perfect with a strong breeze blowing and with added increase in height the temperature was perfect – about 28C.

We only made it 2/3rds of the way as Elaine was recovering from a bout of the flu and we didn’t quite make it to the top.  We’ll save that for later.  We were taken with the view and can hardly wait to make it to the top to see both sides of the island.

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Connie at the highest point we reached

 

Tony at the highest point we reached

Tony at the highest point we reached

On our way down we met a few wild creatures providing a little fun with the camera. We’re quite happy there are no threatening animals in the Seychelles other than tourists like ourselves

Found on the path

Found on the path

And a spider or two stringing webs across the path to catch tourists

And a spider or two stringing webs across the path to catch tourists

Of course, with all the energy expended getting up and down the mountain a stop at The Station is mandatory.

The Station Spa and Hotel

The Station Spa and Hotel

The Station Hotel is beautifully situated at the beginning of the trail to Trois Freres – it’s too tempting a spot to miss.  Beautiful views over the town and a very relaxed atmosphere makes it a great place for a coffee or a meal after the hike.

The lounge dining area has a great mural map of Mahe

The lounge dining area has a great mural map of Mahe

 

A great example of the indigenous Coco de Mer

A great example of the indigenous Coco de Mer – a palm only found in the Seychelles

 

4 Comments leave one →
  1. Louise permalink
    July 12, 2015 02:44

    Never eat anything bigger than your head, Tony.

  2. frances cartwright permalink
    July 12, 2015 04:11

    Hi Tony and Connie, just got into Haida Gwaii, will be in Queen Charlotte city for a while, engine repair estie, but there are worst places to be stranded, still using your Charlies Charts of return 1990 , love your efforts to keep us informed and entertained, saw Fred in Shearwater, it’s Frances birthday, all is welloterwise, “kaze no fuku mama, kino muku mama” it depends on the wind and of what happened yesterday, n’est ce pas?ciao amigos, much love Michel and Frances

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  3. Darrel and Loretta Smith permalink
    July 12, 2015 11:01

    Looks challenging! L xx Date: Sat, 11 Jul 2015 10:21:43 +0000 To: cankata@hotmail.com

  4. Wayno permalink
    July 13, 2015 11:20

    Good one you barnacles… do get back up to top Trois Freres. Oh and Tony, Louise is right so maybe ‘licking’ spiders is where you might stop mate. Haha.

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