No roads, so onward by boat to Tamatave (Toamasina)

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The passage north by water
Some of the best adventures you have are when you travel in a way you didn't quite expect.  As time goes by your memories tend to change priority, you'll remember some more , others you'll forget and some may change from the reality as it was, and still others stay true.
More lemurs to see on the way, this time right outside one of the hotels on an island (only approachable by boat). We had a local dance troop entertain us after dinner with some local dances while we sipped a bit of flavoured rum.
On the way out you notice why the east coast is the wettest part of the island and the vegetation mirrors that, there is few roads through the swamp land and estuaries.
There is bilharzia (probably)  filled rivers along the way, green with algae and we got out at a bridge over the river to continue onwards.

Once i'd arrived in tamatave the scenery dropped away to urban sprawl which I wasn't in the mood for, so it's good we went straight to the airport and flew toward sante marie. An island off the east coast, we didnt stay there though but it was enjoyably scenic just flying in and out of the area.  We went back to antana once more before heading westwards towards the land of the baobabs.

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The passage north by water
The passage north by water
Rivers of peace
Rivers of peace
Nice place in the middle of nowhere
Nice place in the middle of nowhere
Bush roach
Bush roach
Tree ants
Tree ants
Spiders build a construction
Spiders build a construction
Me in the jungle
Me in the jungle
Tame hotel local
Tame hotel local
Hotel on the way to toam
Hotel on the way to toam
Stick insect being stealthy
Stick insect being stealthy
Hungry Locals
Hungry Locals
Lemur dance
Lemur dance
Any more of that food?
Any more of that food?
They can smell the fruit
They can smell the fruit
Toamasina
photo by: chaosprism