The other one and I went for a nosy towards the north of La Digue, not having been there before, taking the road past our place and the building site, where allegedly they’re building an Oceanside restaurant (a prime destination if it is). There was a bugger of hill that I just about managed and the squeak of the brakes signalled my non extreme sports approach to descending the other side. We passed Anse Severe and cycled under the shade of the trees as the waves rolled in on our left and the ‘yellow brick road’ stretched before us through the lush landscape; it’s hard not to feel that this isn’t some Truman Show/Lost artifce, so perfectly formed is this island paradise. We seem to be doing a roaring trade in couple’s photos today snapping photos of the holidaying romancers - except one couple are just mates and its turns out that one of them lives on Mahe too. I spare her my Social Seychelles spiel; I expect we’ll bump into each other again!