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Madagascar - To the Radama Islands

ETA: LJ, we have a cut!

One more Mada photo entry (after this one), and I'll be ready to share La Réunion with you all. These are photos of our boat ride from Ambariomena to Kalakajoro (joro means "wish") and Berafia (which means "store"), two of the Radama Islands. A map of our journey and the corresponding travel log (paragraphs 12-14) can be found here.

Days four and five of our Alefa adventure:

Guillaume mans the bar

Carri de poisson

Going places

Nosy Kalakajoro

Guillaume mans the bar

On our way to the Iles Radames, at last!

Carri de poisson

Using a grouper 
Julien speared, 
Flavio prepared 
a fusion dish, fish 
carri...with pasta. 
Delicious as usual.

Going places

We weren't the only 
ones taking 
advantage of the
fortuitous wind.

Nosy Kalakajoro

First of the Radama
Islands. The second,
where we'll go the following day before
heading back to La Grande Terre, is just across the way.

Stowaways stink...literally.

Heading out

Beautiful day

Fishermen's wives

Stowaways stink...literally.

Two ducks and a 
chicken, the three
remaining stowaways.
Chicken in coconut
sauce is on the
menu that night.

Heading out

Nosy Kalakajoro was 
occupied by a group
of itinerant fishermen,
and at dawn, they
take to the sea in
hopes of a good
day's catch.

Beautiful day

Fishermen's wives

A few moments rest after the men leave to fish.

Fishers' shanties

Jo plays doctor

Next stop on the horizon

Mena in Metallica

Fishers' shanties

Homes of the 
nomadic fishers. They 
are simple constructions 
of banana leaves 
lashed to 
sapling frames.

Jo plays doctor

There is no doctor 
on the island, so whenever the Alefa crews
pass, they treat any
minor wounds
and dispense 
OTC meds.

Next stop

Berafia ("store"), 
where we'll spend 
our next to last night 
on the Alefa trip.

Mena in Metallica

Jackfruit

Pirogue junglegym

Pensive

Close-up

Jackfruit

Handy method of
transporting heavy, 
sticky jackfruits. Just 
stab them onto the end 
of a stick, et voilà.

Pirogue junglegym

When there are no parks, no swings, no see-saws, no slides, 
a pirogue will do
for kids in need of 
amusement.

Pensive

Close-up

Wrinkles

Sandy fingers

Grimace

Trio 

Wrinkles

Sandy fingers

Grimace

Trio 

Schoolhouse

Mating ritual

Egret

A hemiptere of some sort

Schoolhouse

The one-room village 
school with the list of necessary supplies 
written on the 
chalkboards.

Mating ritual

Not sure what these bugs are, but I'm the one who spied them,
even though I
 wasn't wearing my glasses. :P

Egret

A hemiptere of some sort

They are pretty, whatever they are...

 

At the old plantation house

Future Top Model

Portrait

Florine's Malagasy Look-alike

At the old plantation house

Notice the nifty cars!



 

Future Top Model

Portrait

Everyone wants their picture taken

Florine's Look-alike

No, this is not our little
neighbor, just a Malagasy
girl who looks uncannily
like her.

Green peppercorns

Malagasy family

Malagasy Man

Green peppercorns

The peppercorns are 
hauled to this small 
plaza in front of the plantation house. The pepper is then spread out in a thin layer so it 
can dry without molding.

Malagasy family

Malagasy Man

Just enjoying an afternoon on his doorstep. He has a lovely view of the 
ocean from there.

 

Wazala at sunset

Cabosse man

Flavio plays the tea pitcher

 

Wazala at sunset

Cabosse man

Concert around the campfire. This gentleman was willing to part with his 
cabosse for the reasonable sum of €4, so Julien 
came away with a very
nice souvenir that is extremely difficult to tune. :P

Flavio plays the tea pitcher

In need of a drum?
Dishes will do
in a pinch.

 

 



More pics (the last ones!!!!) tomorrow.
 
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