I must admit that my life has been pretty crazy lately. Only two days after Julia and I got back from Bali, we were on our way to the airport again. This time to travel to the Seychelles to go sailing there.
You might know that I try to seize every opportunity I get to travel, so when my dad asked me if I wanted to join him and a few friends on their sailing turn around the Seychelles I didn’t have to think twice.
We started our trip on the main island Mahé, where we chartered a catamaran. After spending a night in the harbour and doing a huge grocery shopping tour (you never know which island has a supermarket) we left for Moyenne Island, which was only 30 minutes away from marina.
The next morning we then sailed over to Praslin, which took around 5 hours. As the ocean was quite rough I did feel pretty seasick. The beaches in Praslin were (like pretty much all of the beach on the Seychelles) absolutely beautiful. White sand & turquoise water- it was just like the front of a postcard.
From Praslin we then sailed over to the neighbouring island of la Digue. Whilst we there the weather was pretty gloomy, which was a welcome break from the heat of the last couple of days. In La Digue we rented a bike to get around the island as there are no cars. We cycled to two beaches: Anse Source d’Argent and Grand Anse, which were both beautiful, despite the cloudy skies.
Our night in the harbour of La Digue was also very adventurous. I woke up at 3 am to the sound of people screaming on deck. This was because the anchor of a huge neighbouring boat had loosened and this massive ship was therefore pushing us against the other boats, threatening to crash our catamaran into little pieces. After about an hour of screaming to wake up the crew of the other boat they finally woke up and moved their tanker. However there was still a huge damage on our catamaran. Fortunately we could still sail with it, so the next day we continued our journey to Curieuse Island.
Curieuse is famous for its turtles. Some of them are even older than 200 year and they are all so cute! When you started patting their necks they would reach their heads even closer in your directions as they enjoyed the affection so much.
The next day we had to head back to the Harbour on Mahé, because we had only planned to stay on the Seychelles for a week. The 5 hour sailing turn back wasn’t a lot of fun though: there were lots of waves, the ride was bumpy and I once again felt seasick.
Before flying back to Munich we spent another night in the harbour from which we decided to explore the main island of Mahé a little. Thus we rented a car and drove over the island to Baie Lazare where we had lunch at the Kempinski Seychelles Resort. We also spent the afternoon by the pool there, which was great. I wish we could have stayed there for a couple of nights 😉
Even though our Seychelles Sailing turn was rather short, it was still a trip that I will remember for the rest of my life. Never before in my life have I seen such beautiful beaches as on the Seychelles. It is truely and island paradise and I am extremely grateful that I got the opportunity to join my family on this sailing trip.