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"The Beach of Beau Vallon, Mahé Island"watercolor 9" x 11" ©2001 photo Elroy Christenson
Beau Vallon beach on the island of Mahé seemed like an idealic place. The resorts here loved the fact that we unexpectedly stopped here instead of going to Kenya. We snorkeled here among schools of fish just off the coral beach in eight feet of water. It was 85 degrees in the water and 85 degrees on land. Unfortunately on this same beach one of the students dove into shallow water breaking his neck and paralyzing himself. He was evacuated to the states.