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I'm a 62yr old AOL refugee, living on the south coast of England. I love travelling and sharing my photos. I live with Nina and Katinka, my two Maine Coon cats.


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Friday, 28 November 2008

Last of the beach photos.

These are the last of the beach photos that I'll be posting, I think you've got the idea of how beautiful it was there! How I'd love to be there right now instead of cold, wet, gloomy England! I'll get on and run through these before I go to bed. This was paradise! The photo below is of the zebu making their way up the sand dunes, these sand dunes went on forever!

A row of rickshaw taxis, they were the most common form of transport. I wouldn't fancy being the guy who pulls these along in the sand!

This next one made me laugh when I saw it, the little hut on the right had a roof and four posts in the corners to hold it up. No walls but somebody had gone to the trouble of adding a door! Lol! I hope it kept out unwanted intruders but somehow I think not!
I loved the pastel colours in the pools. I know it's only algae but the pale lilac looked pretty!

A bull zebu blocking our way! They're such gentle creatures, even this big bull was laid back.

He was quite a size! I'm glad he didn't turn nasty, he could have wrecked our minibus! He just carried on making his way up the road. Can you imagine bulls around the UK just being allowed to wander along roads?!

More pretty colours in the water.

We were making our way along this road, leaving the beach behind and going to the airport to fly back to Antananarivo for our last night in Madagascar before returning home. I've still got some photos of the spiny forest at Ifaty to show you. These photos seem to be taking an age to post but we're nearly at the end, at least they upload on to the entry much faster than they ever did with AOL!
I'm finishing off here, it's been a long day at work, almost eleven hours, and I really need to get some sleep. I may be back on Sunday depending on how quickly I can get my housework done. It's my last weekend free before Andy comes home from Tenerife.
I hope all my American friends had a good Thanksgiving on Thursday, it was also Andy's birthday.
Have a great weekend!

Thursday, 20 November 2008

More beach shots!

Places don't come much more idyllic than this! You'll just have to humour me please while I post all these beach photos! I took hundreds while I was there for a couple of days. It was just so peaceful and beautiful. I won't add much text as I have to get to bed soon, the photos speak for themselves!

I love their bright colourful boats.

I loved the sun reflected in the water.

This was the restaurant of our hotel, it looked out onto the beach. It was owned by a French lady who was like a female Basil Fawlty! She'd come into the restaurant and upset the guests. She had a real go at Mohamed one night when he over ordered leaving her with an extra ice cream which nobody had ordered! Anybody would have thought she'd go bankrupt over it, she screamed at him for ages! Lol! She looked really scary and was accompanied by two enormous German Shepherd dogs who were always by her side!

There were sand dunes all along the back of the beach.

The colours in this part of the beach were absolutely stunning.

These kids were on their way to school, they all wore a green uniform. I wouldn't mind being back at school if I could walk along that beach every day!

They all seemed so happy to see us!

This boy wanted to sell us a crab; I don't think it would have smelt too good at the end of the day!

I've never seen pigs and goats at the beach before! The pigs were running to the left and the goats were galloping to the right!

The children in Madagascar were so beautiful and they always carried the little ones on their backs. Although they were poor they were always well fed and didn't fight or argue with each other like western kids do.

I've got lots more photos of the beach if you aren't fed up with them. I've also got some of the early morning walk we did in the spiny forest. Early on in the tour we were told by our Madagascan tour guide, John, that we were going to the blue forest. We asked why it was called that. He said it was a green forest really but the Madagascans like the colour blue so the blue forest it is! Lol!
I'm out of here now, got an early start at work tomorrow and I'm also working Sunday.
Take care and have a good weekend.

My Creative Spirit award given to me by Gina

My Creative Spirit award given to me by Gina

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Superior Scribbler award given to me by Jeannette

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