We spent the day visiting one of the teachers from school who lives on Cerf Island. We met our friend at Eden Island at the jetty where we travelled over to Cerf on his boat with him and his son. The ride over to Cerf was lovely as the sea was so flat calm. We were able to see amazing fish swimming below us as we journeyed over the reef.DSC_1017

Once we reached Cerf we disembarked onto a lovely deserted long sandy beach which stretches directly in front of our friend’s house. It was nice to spend some time chilling in his garden with a coffee to energise us before our adventures.

DSC_1012

DSC_1014

We were lucky enough to then be able to borrow canoes from one of the hotels. We made our way paddling together around the Southern tip of Cerf and all the way round to the East coast.

CAMERA

As we paddled over the beautiful water we spotted a shark, rays and numerous fish. All of this area is part of the Ste Anne National Marine Reserve. It was wonderful to be the only people around and to have no traffic noise and no people around!

CAMERA

CAMERA

We canoed past Long Island, Round Island with it’s very exclusive hotel and then made our way leisurely to Moyenne. We landed our canoe here and had a little wander round where we say lots of Giant Tortoises.  We relaxed on the beach for a little while with the island dog, eating our picnic and enjoying a Seybrew

CAMERA

CAMERA

We then paddled back across the flat waters and around the Northern tip of Cerf, hoping to spot turtles all the while! Once we were back we tiredly returned the canoe. It was a great trip!

Back at Cerf we took some time to snorkel out from the beach, seeing some of the largest areas of coral we’d ever seen.

CAMERA

vlcsnap-2016-03-09-08h33m43s145

We were sad to leave the peace and quiet of Cerf at the end of the day, but didn’t mind leaving behind the mosquitoes!