Hike to Anse Major
Trip Start Apr 12, 2010
88Trip End Jul 16, 2010
Map your own trip!
Show trip route
Where I stayed
First, we went to town for snacks at the bakery (banana nut bread!) for the hike. Then we went to the bus stop to catch a bus to Ineke’s house at Beau Vallon…however, we waited there for 50 minutes and one never came (they are suppose to come every 30 minutes). So finally we got on another bus close by and we got picked up by Ineke. I was so excited to finally meet her since Travis had lived with her both times he came to Seychelles!
At that point, we realized it would be better to do the hike first and then go over to Ineke’s house so she was so kind to drive us all the way up to the start of the trail
So we started off by enjoying the amazing view on the gigantic granite rocks. As we were exploring, Travis went in a difficult spot for me and as I jumped down the only water bottle we had slid down a huge granite rock and all the way off a cliff. I was so pissed (for lack of a better word) since I knew there was a better way for me to go…so we had to walk all the way down to the main road to buy a water.
After apologies on both sides, we finally made it up to the start of the trail and were ready to start again. I have to say that the rest of the way was absolutely beautiful. The views were amazing and there was a wonderful breeze! When we got to the beach (Anse Major) Travis climbed a coconut tree to get me a coconut (of course!). So we enjoyed a delicious coconut on the beach.
Next, Travis wanted to keep going on a “trail” (at least that’s what Travis called it…) to another place with a beautiful view of a part of Mahe you cannot drive to. The hidden “trail” looked like it hadn’t been used since Travis was here last and many parts we were literally swimming through scratchy ferns (you couldn’t see the ground let alone your hand in front of you)
But next we realized we should probably hurry back because it was getting late…so we started the hike back to the beach then back to the road where we caught a bus to Beau Vallon to visit Ineke. Once there, we got to meet her beautiful son Thomas and later her husband, Gary. We visited for a while and then Ineke and Gary were so nice to drop us off in town to check our emails because we were trying to arrange a hotel for La Digue tomorrow. After our first plan did not work out, fortunately, Gary had a contact whom was able to find a place for us to stay for a decent price (Seychelles is EXPENSIVE!).
So that night we packed and planned for the next few days on La Digue and Praslin (the next two biggest islands in Seychelles). We plan to do 5 days on La Digue (Travis’ favorite) and 1 or 2 on Praslin.