Discoveries of the island !
Retrospective : 5 days (from october the 10th to the 15th, 2014), at Sainte Marie Island - Madagascar
(Rest of the story Sainte Marie Island - (Part 1) )
Luckily, the small 250 supermotard we rented does a hell of a good job, so much that we’d have given the manufacturer some praise, if only we were able to identify the brand or the model !
Joined by one of his friends !
We saw the cashew trees and the kingfishers.
Every step is a new discovery!
After our relaxing bath under a burning sunshine, a village elder insists that we wash ourselves at the well. In the end, our 45 minutes trip took almost two hours!
When we get back, we hope the guide doesn’t have any troubles with his boss, while they exchange a few harsh words, probably due to him being late.
Starving, we decide to stay here to eat, and the cook serves us a delicious vegetarian meal, even if her true specialty is the coconut chicken: fries and sweet potatoes as appetizers, then rice, green pickled papaya and coco sauce, and finally coconut candy.
A delicious and filling meal for barely 10 000 Ariary (2.7o €) per person.
We then discover the three natural pools create by rock erosion over the years. A guide is mandatory, because this place is sacred, and must be protected according to the town law.
We have to come in barefeet, and after a defined hour, the place is forbidden.
The guide tells us about the legend:
Tana’s people don’t have the right to swim in here, because apparently they ‘always’ drown.
A look to the water current just gives us an explanation !
On the way back, we stop one last time, for 3 seconds :
This abandoned lighthouse makes us feel alone on the Island !
Exhausted but relieved, we end up tremendously happy about this day, about our exhaustion, and eager to share these experiences with the young couple of Swiss friends we bond with since we arrived here.
END OF THE STORY -> Part 3