The Lost Island Of Socrota

                    This blog have been written by my special friend (Ejaz) that had left me...:(

                   I hope he could come back and join with me and other friends here as soon.

Socrota Island is one of "The Lost Islands" (separated from the world six million years ago).

An island just off the horn of Africa and the coast of Yemen..  

The Somali Pirates ply these waters.

SOCOTRA ISLAND:  You have  to see it to believe it.  This island simply blows away any notion about what is considered "normal" for a landscape  on Earth.

Imagine waking up one  day on Socotra Island and taking a good look around you.  After a yelp of disbelief, you'd be inclined to think you were transported to  another planet - or travelled to another era of Earth's evolution.  The second would be closer to the truth for this island, which is  part of a group of 4 islands,
has been geographically isolated from  mainland Africa for the last 6 or 7 million years.  Like the  Galapagos Islands, this island is teeming with 700 extremely rare  species of flora and fauna, a full 1/3 of which are endemic; that is, found nowhere else on Earth.
The climate is harsh,  hot, and dry, and yet - the most amazing plant life thrives there.  Situated in the Indian Ocean 250 km (155 miles) east of Somalia and 340  km (212 miles) southeast of Yemen, the wide sandy beaches rise to  limestone plateaus full of caves (some 7 kilometres (4.4 miles in length) and mountains up
to 1525 meters high (5007  feet).
            The name “Socotra” is derived from a Sanskrit name meaning  "The Island of Bliss".  Is it   the beaches?
    The isolation  and quiet?  Or the strange and crazy botanical allure?  Alien-looking plants.  H. P. Lovecraft's    secret inspiration?   Was the famous Chtulhu myths creator aware of these  forbidding mountains with their     hauntingly weird flora?  (Think of plant mutations from his "The Colour out of Space")   We are almost tempted   to call Socotra the other "Mountains of Madness" - the trees and plants of this island were  preserved thru their   long geological isolation with some  varieties being 20 million years old.  We begin with the dracaena  cinnibaris or Dragon's Blood Tree, the source of valuable  resin for varnishes, dyes, and "cure-all" medicine; 
also (predictably) used in medieval ritual magic and alchemy.
The branches spread  out into the sky and from below appear to hover over the landscape like so  many flying saucers.  And from above they have a distinct  mushroom look.
There is also the Desert Rose (Adenium Obesium) which looks
like nothing so much as a blooming elephant leg.
There are still many pictures. I can't believe with that place. I think that place very Amazing, Amazing and Amazing! and Subkhanallah.....It makes me curious and wanna see it directly.

What do you think about it? Do you wanna to see it too? Or maybe anybody have ever visited it? Wow....Really Beautiful Place.

Thanks Ejaz have told me about Socrota Island. It makes me always happy....^.^

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  • WOW It seems like a phenomenal island :) Hope one day I can visit to this marvelous place before I die..Thanks for sharing such wonderful pictures with us :)

    P.S. I hope your friend comes back soon Anau.. :)

  • @ Sandeep!

     San, Thanks for the illustrations. Yes!!! I am agree with you, It is perfect place, but I don't wanna to live in there. I just wanna to picnic or maybe just stay for 1 week in there. Yeah, The place like as another planet, the first time when I saw it, I can't believe that any place like it can be found in the earth. Yeah, I think If we live in there, we will meet with many Ghost, because we will see or find some different creature.

       Hmmmm....You can't eat fish. Hai San, Do you know that fish is very nice and delicious. It makes us more brilliant (My mom said). If you don't belief to me, you can compare between Cat and Rabbit. They are very different! So, Come on! try to taste it. ^.^

       Live in nature more lovely than in crowded City

  • @Mom: Yes, actually I am very curious about you, Mom. I can't believe If my Mom could be fun like you. So, My Dad angry with you Mom, right? Wow.....I will tell to my Dad that Mom like playing on Internet. hihihihi....

    Mom, You said about safety, What did you mean, mom? Hmmm...actually, I live in peace here Mom, nothing rivals and you can see that I am fine and good. hiihihih...So, don't worry about me....^.^

  • Well, I would definately want to be lost in this island, where no one can found me. Living as in damn shell of being cast away and just be like Mr. Robinson crusoe. And that is the perfect place for me to live.

    It's definately looks like another planet, can't believe it's really existed. Since you provide the exact geographical location, it seems to be found easily. What do you think?

    I'm sure this place can be nice tourist spot or perhaps should be something else. Gosh! I'm getting so crazy, making lots of future plans. Is there any hotel, restaurant? What can we eat really here? Though I'm vegetarian can't even eat fish. :( So it there any coconut, banana trees? I can climb on trees... :)

    And just wanna live this way. :)


  • My baby,

    You too, You always put a big smile on my face when I read your comments...even your Dad asked me : "Honey, Are you crazy?" (because my desk is next his desk). hahahah.....

    Curious..opppsss...Why do you curious? Ask me..What do you want to know more about me? Ask...kekeke..I will answer you. Got it?

    hhhh...So You are safe, right? OK. Thank God. I'm really worry for you. I don't want to become "Mother in law" soon or " I'm still young.

    Love you, my baby

  • @Hala J.M

      Hello Hala J.M, Yes Sure, we can visit the place together. It will be more cheerful than I visit alone. hihihi....Thanks Hala, your comment very valuable for me...thanks..^.^

  • Hello My Mom Mitran: Mooommmy.....Yes, I went to that place with him but just on my dream. hahaha....He just as my friend mom, we meet from here, but he has sensitif taste, and he has mad to me for along times. Oooopsss..Yeah, I hope he come back and make his account again as soon.

    Yeah, That place very nice and beautiful. Do you mind visiting the place with me mom? Ohh...So sweet If I could meet you. You know, You always make me curious about you Mom, you really really always made me fun and smile. Thanks Mom has visited my page. I Love you Mom...muah...muah....^.*

  • @ Ha Nguyen : Actually, It is my first time to saw it Ha. They are very beautiful pics and beautiful place. Really Amazing and Awesome!!! ^.^

  • @Majed Thanks Majed for comment. Yes, I agree with you 100 % percent. hihihi....^.^

  • @Knight of the night Thanks for comment. Oh...Not bad and not good, so what is the meaning? Hmmm....?????? Dong....dong....hihihi....Oke, but it is ok! ^.^

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