Madagascar - Berenty to Fort Dauphin

October 1: In the morning we took a walk through the Berenty Private Reserve.

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We observed flying foxes (large fruit bats) roosting in trees

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and flying around on courtship missions,

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and had our last glimpses of the Verreaux's sifaka

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and ring-tailed lemurs.

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After lunch we boarded our bus for the long ride back to Fort Dauphin through the sisal plantation, passing a zebu-drawn cart

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and a village market.

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These women must think we're as exotic as we think they are - and they have much better posture from carrying water and most everything else on their heads.

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Zebu graze in the sisal fields, tended by a young man with a spear (off stage left).

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Bringing in the sisal leaves for processing. This is one of the few tractors we saw.

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Green buds on one of the plants in the spiny bush.

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Vendor at a road-side craft stand.

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