The Captain, La Digue
An amazing gentleman: he lives in the beach/tree house on La Digue alongside the boat he is refurbishing and which one day he will deliver down to Madagascar. He's travelled from the Seychelles out over the Indian Ocean, sailing the seas, and it was a joy to discuss the ways of the oceans with him. Like me he has seen marine bioluminescence, one of the world's true natural wonders. Of all those who have ever been to sea, only some will have seen this phenomena and to be able to stand side by side with the Captain on his bit of beach in paradise and discuss the wonders we had seen at sea was a special moment in my life. If you are ever passing, do drop in for a spot of tea with him!