Length 6.9 km (4.3 miles), terrain: flat
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Our next run in paradise (La Digue Island in the Seychelles) heads to perhaps the most beautiful beach in the world, Anse Source d'Argent. If the scenery looks a bit familiar, it might be that you have seen pictures from a few of the many photo-shoots done at this spot, with its beautifully sculpted gray granite boulders strewn along the beach.
|Anse Source d'Argent on La Digue|
The start of the run is at the wharf, the same starting-place as on the Grand Anse run. Why not? It's the heart of island life, and the place where everyone first sets foot on La Digue.
So point yourself south again, and head past La Passe village, running along Anse la Réunion beach for a kilometer until the road ends. Here, where the other route turns left towards Grand Anse beach, we'll turn right this time, and continue southwards along the west coast to Anse Source d'Argent, passing an ancient cemetery.
|The old graveyard could use some weeding|
|Smoke coming out of the plantation's vanilla-processing sheds|
|Cliffs behind the tortoises on the plantation|
|Looking south along Anse Source d'Argent. So nice!|
As soon as you can tear yourself away from this corner of pure paradise (my advice is to turn this run into two little runs, with a big beach-break in between), then head back the same way you came, to the wharf.