Welcome again in Goa !
Starting this entry i'd like to thanks all of those who commented last entry and even those who just watched. Today i ll make you discover the first island from Goa' s archipelago where Western men landed their ship : Longley ( here on the first ground on the image above ).
In 1512, Oliveiro Da Silva Perreira y Bastos, Royal Navy admiral of Manuel The 1st, king of Portugal and nepheu of John II, was the first "white man" to discover the archipelago ; he landed his 2 ships on longley' s west coast .
The Oliveira's Dome wears his name to praise his memory and is supposed to be built exactly where the adventurer put the Royal "Blood and Emerald royal flag".
This building was the fisrt portuguese administration of the island, and just before Nederland invasion it was it 's diplomacy head quarter.
Now the Dome is the national culture and history museum. The only landmark of the poorest and the less unhabited island of the archipelago.
Hopefully, many business offices are attracted by that quiet island, also the Nationl Seaport Company has surprisingly established it's head quarter on this island. (tallest red and white building, between the Dome and the Seaport)
The market place is right in the town's center just next to the port and surrounded by the 1 way driving road making a circle around the whole island.
On the previous pic you can see the ground drawn arrows that tells the way cars should drive.
On the eastern coast of Longley's Island, this 2 one way driving roads finish by the gemely Igor and Griska Bogdanov Bridge, leading to Membata.
Longley is called "the green one" because of it s huge natural parc disallowing any construction on the island since 1994.The local fauna and flora is unique, some wild animals could only be find here as the Catrilla and the Foxy Cardinal
This part is where citizens live , here we can find a small school, an infirmary and a little police station (pics shown in this order just next) just ensure local population eventhough it s always quiet there.
To finish this entry, a picture i took as i made a trek in the natural parc, showing Goa's island and then in the background Sumba .
Thanks a lot for visiting Goa, i hope to see you soon on Doc's World, don't hesitate to comment and rate, stay tunned for more details about Longley and other wonders in Goa !