We recently went for a walk in the Vallee De Mai. Not an unusual event for us, we go at least once a month! It is without doubt our favourite place to go for a walk.
If you don’t know, the Vallee De Mai, is famous for being the home of the Coco De Mer, the largest seed in the world! It really is huge, apparently weighing up to 30KG at full size!!
Freddie’s first walk
This visit to the Vallee De Mai though, things were a little different! This time we ALL went walking! It was Freddie’s first walk, as opposed to being in the baby carrier! This kinda blows my mind, It seems like just a minute ago it was Arthur’s first time walking around there!!
We had such a great time. With Freddie walking around too, the whole dynamic changed so much, but only in a good way!
Arthur was absolutely delighted to get to run around with Freddie in there and Freddie was so excited to finally be able to get down and really explore the place as opposed to just being in the carrier! It was amazing to see them exploring together!
Walking amongst giants, my boys look tiny in there. Perhaps thats why I love going so much! This is one of my new favourite pictures!
Arthur took great pleasure in being Freddie’s personal tour guide.
They both are becoming so confident and independent, it’s amazing to see them running around without a care or fear.
As always, we stopped at our favourite spot, to look at the river, of course throw a few sticks and stones in, and to look for crabs!
It was also a big trip for another reason as it was the first time Arthur walked round the whole way without needing to be carried. As you can see, he was very proud!!
I have blogged about coming here before, and I am certain I will blog about it again! So, apologies if it seems a bit repetitive, but it really is such a special place to go. If you are visiting Seychelles it is an absolute must (with or without kids!)
I am so happy to have such an amazing place for our kids to explore. We are so lucky to have so many amazing memories (and pictures) of the boys having the best time here. They are true explorers, and I hope that they will forever love the outdoors as much as they do now!