At the beginning of our week-long holiday, the seas were pretty choppy.  It was the long-distance effect of Cyclone Giovanna that was heading towards Madagascar.  The Seychelles is fortunate NOT to lay in the path of cyclones.  The waves were fun – not hectic; we even tried out some body-surfing.

Taking photos of waves whilst wanting to body surf them at the same time didn’t work out so well for photography…

By the end of the week, the seas were eerily calm.  It was hard to believe that we were in the middle of the Indian Ocean.

It was on the last day that we took the Cat-Cocos boat over to the main island, Mahé.  Just for a quick look around – as the following morning we would be heading home from paradise.  The best part of the whole day was the first 30 minutes after leaving Praslin harbour.  Flying fish skittered out from the path of the boat.  They even had reflections :)  I’m only sorry I didn’t have my zoom lens with me.

Looking back at the photos now, I still enjoy the sense of calmness in those seas – even if the fish aren’t as sharp as they could have been (photographically speaking, that is).

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