Friday, 15 May 2009

walk along the beach

Here are some photos of a walk (our only walk) during our (very wet) holidays.

At low tide, we walked across the coral reef (this is all dead coral, not very exciting to look at) to a small island in Turtle Bay. We saw sea snakes and loads of sea-slugs (beche-de-mer in French from which we get Bishlama, the name of the pidgin English here, from its roots in the trade of sea-slugs and other commodities many years ago).

On our way back I was more than knee deep in water, which for the children was quite something!

Here we are walking around the island.

Here are some tree-roots which I found totally fascinating. I imagine they must be mangroves.

And here's a lovely picture of Glen with Matthew.

Despite the constant rain we did have a lovely time. Yes, I know this is a tropical climate, but the rain was so unusual that the road to Talua from town was flooded and cut off for a whole day. This has not happened for at least twenty years.

1 comment:

Raeline said...

Dear Rachael,
Great photos. Was it frightening when the tide was coming in on you?
Send some rain down here! Though I must say it is better than it has been in years.
Love Mum Raeline xx