Grandma Gertie always said there's not a savory dish that can't be made tastier by just a touch of tarragon.

Tsunami and Me

Tsunami and Me
too big to escape now....

Friday, April 28, 2017

Indian Ocean Idyll, April 2017

Beau Vallon Beach, with Silhoutte Island in the distance

Coconut and fruit drinks at Beau Vallon
 I lived in Seychelles from January 1995 until November 1997, working with the Ministry of Education to develop a training program for people who would become school counselors. Additionally I worked as the Ministry's link to the Youth Health Center, and provided training for several agencies on domestic violence and alcohol and drug intervention. What a joy to see how these programs have evolved over the past 20 years.

My partner, Dr. Frank Stern, and I visited Seychelles for several days early this month before embarking on a leg of the Queen Elizabeth's around-the-world voyage.
Frank enjoying breakfast at Coral Strand buffet

With old friends at Youth Services Centre

Frank on deck at Coral Strand

Time for "lemonade" at the gardens

Feeding tortoises at botanical gardens

With Sylvia Sophie, former peer counselor, and son

Fabulous Kreol lunch at Ruby Pardiwalla's home with Bishop Wong

President's Village where friends Mimi Adelaide and Heather Bird used to work
Noella Gontier, director of CARE, picked us up at the airport and drove us all over the island
With Colette Servina, from Youth Health Centre years

My old Student Welfare Unit pals, Ben Vel, Desiree Hermitte
I'd forgotten how much I love iced lemongrass tea!

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