11 mars 2013

High tide and low fish

            The other day, a friend of mine - Mireille, the one I went to the circus with - and I went to the beach. It wasn't a particularly fine day, and the tide was high, but we tried to go to the drop-off anyway and see what we could find.                           We didn't find very much, actually. There was the same quantity of coral and the same number of fish as there always is, but it appears that high tide really... [Lire la suite]
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15 janvier 2012

Water, water everywhere...

        I got a call the other day from a girl I’d met at a friend’s birthday party, asking me if I wanted to do something on Sunday. The search was on. She rang me back yesterday evening, having thought of going to the beach, renting a kayak, paddling round a pretty island and fish-watching on the coral reef afterwards. I picked her up this morning and we were off.               ... [Lire la suite]
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15 décembre 2011

Bouéni Jolie

              You often see girls and women here with m’zindzano on their faces. It’s a beauty mask made from sandalwood ground on a pure coral table, mixed with a little water. The table is made of one piece of coral, and often weighs 3 or 4 kilograms. It is the fine grain of the coral which makes the sandalwood powder fine and fluid, but they also use dried leaves and flowers, especially myongo, a stick which comes out of the central stalk of a palm leaf. It is... [Lire la suite]
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08 novembre 2011

Good morning all.

                    A quick hello from underwater, when I went diving with a colleague's husband !              
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23 octobre 2011

Raving about Diving

                                   An interesting morning spent diving in the lagoon today! Called a baptême de plongée, it’s an initiation to diving where everything is done for you, the idea is really to see if you like it and if you’re capable of not panicking underwater. Hippocampe Plongée took six of us out to the passe en S, an S-shaped tunnel in the coral... [Lire la suite]
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