Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 11
  1. #1
    New Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2016
    Location
    Zürich Switzerland
    Posts
    4

    Hammocking in the Seychelles

    I just got back from an extended trip to the Seychelles and I made sure to bring my Deep Jungle XL. I spent two nights in the hammock, once on a tiny island no bigger than a house facing the setting sun, and the other one a beautiful beach that required a short hike to get to facing the other direction.

    I brought my daughter along to the first island, and shortly after we arrived and had set everything up we noticed all the palm rats and hermit scrabs scurrying around in the dusk. I set up our hammocks and we read a bit before falling asleep. The wind started blowing pretty heavily and I was unprepared when it came to clothing, all I had was a pair of shorts and a big hamam towel which I gave to my daughter, or course. The wind increased and made sleeping pretty hard so my daughter wanted to come in my hammock, which she did, and she slept in my arms which is one of those moments you never forget, comfort be damned...

    The second night I went along to a beach that needed quite a hike, and spent quite a bit of time looking for the only two suitable trees on the entire beach. Palm trees. With coconuts. And again during the heavy trade winds. I positioned the hammock to make sure that if a coconut decided to let loose it wouldn't land anywhere near my head and set in for a sleep. I set up a tarp in porch mode so I could see the ocean and I brought more clothes than last time so I wasn't particularly chilly. (No chance at going without a tarp as it rains all time time, briefly but strongly.) Getting up to pee in the middle of the night was something I'll never forget. Hundreds of crabs on the beach, phosphorescence with every foot step, and a clear sky of stars like I've never seen. The wind and crashing waves made sleep difficult but it was very relaxing to sway in the hammock and watch the sun rise on a one of the most beautiful beaches in the world, all alone....

    OI000124.jpg

    OI000138.jpg

    OI000134.jpg

    OI000129.jpg

  2. #2
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2017
    Location
    Louisiana
    Hammock
    SLD Tree Runner SL
    Tarp
    SLD Trail Haven
    Insulation
    Hammock Gear
    Suspension
    Whoopies
    Posts
    188
    Images
    2
    Sounds like you had a great trip.

    That last pic is awesome, wish I was there right now : )

  3. #3
    Senior Member Smckinney0031's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2018
    Location
    London Ky
    Hammock
    Walhalla netted hammock, dutchware
    Tarp
    Appalachian winter
    Insulation
    UQQ 20° and CRO 40
    Suspension
    Straps/whoopies
    Posts
    962
    Very gorgeous!

  4. #4
    Senior Member Tyroler Holzhacker's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2016
    Location
    Mid Atlantic USA
    Hammock
    DH DL Sparrow/SL Darien
    Tarp
    MacCat/WBSuperfly
    Insulation
    LL/JRB/DIY down
    Suspension
    MSH/Whoopies/strps
    Posts
    1,002
    Images
    5
    Looks like a postcard from paradise. Nice..Did you fly in or get there by boat?

  5. #5
    all secure in sector 7 Shug's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Location
    Minnesota
    Hammock
    I have many so....
    Tarp
    Blackcrow DIY Tarp
    Insulation
    FrankenquiltUQ/Pod
    Suspension
    Whoopie Slings
    Posts
    20,986
    Images
    62
    Exotic!
    Shug
    Whooooo Buddy)))) All Secure in Sector Seven

  6. #6
    ObdewlaX's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2016
    Location
    Deep In The Heart of...
    Hammock
    SLD Trail Lair, Chameleon
    Tarp
    Dutch Hexon
    Insulation
    Loco Libre
    Suspension
    Spider Web 1.5's
    Posts
    480
    Images
    67
    I think this pic pretty much says it all...


  7. #7
    ofuros's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2011
    Location
    Australia...Sub-Tropical Qld, Temperate Tasmania & Tropical Thailand
    Hammock
    Madtree Tarseer
    Tarp
    DIY Cuben
    Insulation
    Warm & fluffy
    Suspension
    Slings and Rings
    Posts
    1,132
    Images
    1
    Chillin' on a tropical beach...I can feel all my worries drifting away. Nice shots, bluewing.
    Mountain views are good for the soul....& getting to them is good for my waistline.

    https://ofuros.exposure.co/

  8. #8
    New Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2016
    Location
    Zürich Switzerland
    Posts
    4
    Quote Originally Posted by Tyroler Holzhacker View Post
    Looks like a postcard from paradise. Nice..Did you fly in or get there by boat?
    We flew to the main Island of Mahe, then took a ferry to La Digue where we stayed for the majority of our time.

  9. #9
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2013
    Location
    MI
    Posts
    176
    Nice! That first picture is great!

  10. #10

    Join Date
    Jul 2015
    Location
    Pittsburgh, PA
    Hammock
    DIY ROBIC
    Tarp
    OES MacCat SilPoly
    Insulation
    down bag, Klymit
    Suspension
    Kevlar+Str.Anchors
    Posts
    607
    Ahhhh... that's what it's all about!

  • + New Posts
  • Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

    Similar Threads

    1. Replies: 10
      Last Post: 09-28-2017, 15:41
    2. considering hammocking
      By TrailJack in forum Introduce Yourself
      Replies: 23
      Last Post: 07-25-2016, 14:03
    3. Hammocking at Sea
      By Bummer72 in forum General Hammock Talk
      Replies: 15
      Last Post: 05-06-2012, 14:39
    4. Hammocking WCT is it possible?
      By mugs in forum Hangouts, Campouts, and Trip Planning
      Replies: 4
      Last Post: 03-10-2012, 14:53
    5. NE hammocking
      By CTGuy in forum Hangouts, Campouts, and Trip Planning
      Replies: 2
      Last Post: 12-28-2010, 21:25

    Bookmarks

    Posting Permissions

    • You may not post new threads
    • You may not post replies
    • You may not post attachments
    • You may not edit your posts
    •