The overland tour from the capitol city Tana to Toliara begins. Lots of Madagascar has been deforested to generate rice essential to feeding the people who live there
Houses near Tana are two-story and made of stone.
Marketplace on one of our stops.
Drew wandering the market, looking for fried bananas.
Flick and Leah?
Andy deciding what to buy.
View as we start to descend from the highlands near Tana.
A roadside stand (across from the wine stand)
It's corn harvest season, you can see it in the rafters of the house.
One of the parks we visited, we are climbing to a point between the two peaks.
Hyacinth on a pond
View of valley from our vista.
Picture of vazah taking pictures (vazah means white person in Malgasy)
Trip the next day, there is a tradition that anyone who walks this trail puts a stone on this trailhead.
View from the top of the ridge near the beginning of the trip.
First of many little swimming holes on this trip. And, yes, we went swimming!
Walking down into the valley towards more swimming holes.
Drew inspecting a tree as an entry point.
Yup, another swimming hole.
Transition between highlands and coast.
First of many lemur photos. They were eating the fruit found in the trees.
Yup, another lemur shot.
Another ringtail lemur. Yes, very long tails.
There were multiple lemurs in trees. I took a zillion shots, it was hard deciding which to show.
Wider shot with a minimum of branches.