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Desroches Island: The Seychelles in the Sun

Desroches Island Typical View - sand, flowers, sea

Desroches Island: the first view that catches your eye

Desroches Island, Seychelles

Raindrops decorated most of my days in the Seychelles, the hours passing beneath skies streaked with charcoal, while I huddled like an over-protective mother around my-definitely-not-waterproof camera gear. I made footprints in the sand and cycled along the wet earth, feeling it spring from the bounce of the casuarina tree leaves. I took cooking lessons, searched for turtles, experienced beach profiling and battled with my inner emesis on a deep-sea fishing boat (No, I haven’t missed the “n” off and it’s definitely not as spiritual as it sounds. Ask Google.)

But in those brief moments of joyous sunshine, I took photos. Particularly of those Desroches’ creatures who didn’t seem too keen about the rain…

Desroches Lizard

The parts of Desroches Island visible at second glance…

Desroches Hermit Crab

Desroches Island Crab

Desroches Island Approach


Disclosure: I travelled to Desroches Island as a guest of SeyExclusive. As usual, editorial control remains mine, all mine…


10 Responses to Desroches Island: The Seychelles in the Sun

  1. Jenna February 7, 2012 at 12:47 am #

    :) This post makes me smile (minus the emesis part). I especially love the lizard.

    • Abi February 7, 2012 at 9:17 am #

      Well, I thought that perhaps it was time for something warm and light-hearted around here!

  2. Candice February 7, 2012 at 3:31 am #

    Dear god these pics are torturous on a snowy winter evening.

    • Abi February 7, 2012 at 9:18 am #

      Oops. And I was going to run the full story later this week…Maybe I should wait until people are no longer hemmed in by snow…

  3. Lane February 7, 2012 at 6:20 pm #

    Beautiful imagery. Congrats.

    • Abi February 8, 2012 at 9:13 am #


  4. dtravelsround February 7, 2012 at 8:41 pm #

    How beautiful! That sky is stunning!

    • Abi February 8, 2012 at 11:12 pm #

      Yep. Sigh…

  5. Mica February 7, 2012 at 10:10 pm #

    Great photos Abi! I love love the lizard. He seems to be checking you out.

    • Abi February 8, 2012 at 11:13 pm #

      Yes he does, doesn’t he. I’ve upgraded him to one of my default images – so you may now see him all over this blog ;)