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Locked in a sauna with fleas

Lest it be supposed that the photos of Seychelles suggest a paradisaical realm, I feel duty bound to point out that during a period of nearly five weeks I never once felt any sense of bodily comfort unless I was either:

1. In the shower, or
2. In the sea

At all other times, I was in a state of feverish humidity. The heat was so intense, my shirt was so wet I could have wrung it out, my skin leaked from every pore, I stank of sodden baby nappy, and wherever I was, in any moment of repose, it seemed I was being bitten.

At ‘Magnificat’ – Mamie’s abode – her glorious garden cultivates mosquitoes amongst the flowers, which makes it impossible to sit anywhere, least of all in the shade, without burning coils of cough inducing repellent; and even then, with the slightest breeze, the protection is minimal.

On the beach, sitting for more than a moment brings out swarms of sand flies, whose bite is just as noxious as that of the mosquitoes.

When I die, if I go to Paradise, I might easily mistake it for Hell, unless it has a reasonable temperature – say, mid to high twenties – a dryish atmosphere, a complete absence of biting insects, and also, a reasonably well stocked shop selling half decent cheese.

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Not so grey days

Anti mosquito bonfire

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Road to Anse Lazio

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Eating fruit

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Tortoises

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Dubious tortoise

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Anse Possession

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Baked breadfruit

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New dress

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Tea

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Picnic at Cote D’or

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Micky at the Grotte

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New Year

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Mamie and her gardener

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Grande Anse

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Mamie and Michou

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Smug shot

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Outdoor kitchen

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Carongue steaks

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Lisa at home

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  1. excellent selection of pics:-)

  2. pinkie pinkie

    Lovely photos. Wish I could feel the warmth. Fed up of grey, cold days!

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