Travel Blogs from Saint-Leu
... very friendly and happy. The children were very inquisitive and continuously waved and smiled big broad happy grins except for 1 baby who screamed in terror at seeing probably his first white persons.
... and many of the surrounding houses had
gardens full of bright flowering plants. Check in at the hotel was a scream
with the lady speaking no English at all and putting David on the phone to
write down a phone number for an American client who also spoke no French who
wanted to book a room. Our room was a pokey little room, painted pink and
purple, which seemed to be tucked in a corner. Even though it was late in the
afternoon we decided to go for a walk rather in ...
After Dubai we had five great days at sea with temperatures of 30 and only dropping back to 27 at night with glassy seas and light winds. We did not need to put our pirate drill into action. We saw a few container ships and a few freighters but no military activity except for being buzzed by a P3 Orion aircraft leaving the Straights of Hormuz but could not identify its nationality as with all good military aircraft it came out of the sun, but probably US or at least NATO. Next ...
... try to get a table for lunch, on Nathalie's recommendation, but it was fully booked so we settle for takeaway instead - delicious creole style food with rice. It was had to choose what to have.
Before leaving we walked around the bay to see where Mary and Michael had stayed and watched 2 boogie riders make their way out to the break. 2 lizards joined us on the warm rocks, soaking up the last ...
Waking in our new home we were treated to the wonderful view from our terrace - the mountains gave way to the coast as the eye swept around. The gardens are lovely. A tall palm tree was interesting for the hanging bird nests - similar to those we had seen in Kenya, hanging from the reeds by a lake. Other delights was to see several 'bird of paradise' plants, a grapefruit tree (with fruit), lychee trees (sadly with no fruit) as well as poinsettia (huge ...