The salt fields near Belo-Sur-Mer.
The Milky Way just above my bungalow.
... a couple more pirogues at sunrise, on the way back to Morondava.
Wednesday, August 24, 2011
Meet Bernard (above) and Djiny (below), two "piroguier" I was lucky enough to meet and who took me down to Belo-Sur-Mer. Within 30 minutes the price was agreed upon and their pirogue all set and ready to go.
Djiny at the helm and making the sail smile.
Three hours after departure, Bernard and Djiny wisely foresaw strong winds down the coast (imperceptible to me) and decided to stop at a fishermen village unaccessible by land... sometimes good luck comes unannounced :)
Trading pictures for smiles with a group of local kids who didn't speak a word of French.
Down the beach.
It gets chilly in the evening, after all it's winter here. Lobster, anyone?
Friday, August 19, 2011
Bath time for a couple of zibus.
Second leg (4h) of the journey completed. Arrived at Morondava, found out that Belo-Sur-Mer is another 4h away (even though it's 30km from Morondava on a straight line), arranged (a kind) of accommodation and, to complete the role of a well behaved tourist, visited the renowned Avenue de Baobabs.
Wish you could see the true colors...
Trying to get a different shot of the Avenue de Baobabs.
Driving through central Madagascar on our first leg (7 hours) of the journey to Morondava. The scenery changed every 30 minutes: sometimes it looked like home, other times like Mexico, or Vietnam, etc.
Almost feel bad for taking pictures from a car, but who can resist a smile?
Monsieur Tina, our driver, was ready to do backflips at the end of the drive if need be. On my end, I was barely able to take a 20 minute walk at sunset before crashing into bed. Miandrivazo.