Nosy Be

Time to head off-shore for a while, the island in the distance looks inviting, I wonder if this boat can take me...

Just joking (well only a bit - this is Madagascar after all), I was directed to this boat which acts as a general purpose ferry

the island looks like paradise - it's called Nosy Be and is a hotbed of tourism, but as this is Madagascar, it's still very easy to get off the beaten track.

not too many people around

The inevitable lemurs hanging around as well

The ground is pink

not sure what they are, but the blossom is gorgeous and after the arid landscape on the mainland, this was a nice change.