Saint Anne’s Marine Park, Seychelles

This was supposed to be a sailing day, but light winds and threatening skies mean we motor much of the way to Saint Anne’s Marine Park.

The advantage of all that motoring is that we arrive at our anchorage just as the clouds begin to lift and with enough time for a little snorkeling before dinner.

On the advice of the park staff, we originally plan to take the dinghy up along Saint Anne’s Island and then snorkel back. This would give us the best snorkeling, but it is also quite a ways from where we are anchored.

In the end it is easier to just jump in from the boat and see what we can find right where we are.

While the coral here still has a long way to go to recover from past damage, it is recovering and there are lots of fish.  The water isn’t very clear, but there are so many wonderful fish that it is hard to leave this underwater world even as the clouds move back in and the temperature falls.

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