November 21st, 2009 – by: sarahsan
Mangroves, Musha island
Woke up early today and had breakfast on the deck of the boat, then set off in little boats to Musha Island and its Mangrove Forest. A great place if you are keen on birds. Herons, egrets, terns and sea gulls were everywhere and also several ospreys. After our little adventure in the Mangrove Forest we sailed towards Tadjoura and anchored off the coast. We were now ready for our first snorkeling experience. And what a fantastic experience. The beautiful coral reefs off the coast must undoubtedly be among the best kept secrets of the Red Sea. It was just amazing, the best snorkeling I have ever done. It was very nice to see that most of the coral was alive. I have seen too much dead coral lately. And there was no number to all the colorful fish. We also saw a crocodile fish. What a strange creature. It really looked like a small crocodile.
In the evening we went ashore for dinner. Just a stone´s throw from the jetty in Tadjoura was Restaurant á la Brise de la Mer. It was a very simple Afar restaurant with 3 tables on the roof terrace. I never saw a menu, so I believe you get what they serve that day. The food was great, we had Red Snapper prepared the Afar way..