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Travel Blogs from Cilaos
... the native tongue of very few, is broadly understood by most. We had very little trouble communicating in Africa and much more trouble in French speaking Reunion.
... amount of time we
would have in the morning. We found the tourist office in the town and decided
to do the ‘easy’ walk to the waterfall called the 3 Cascades. The walk was
short in distance but ridiculously steep for about a 1½ km virtually straight
up. The waterfall was pretty and gave glimpses back over the town. We decided
to go out for dinner rather than have a meal at our hotel but like Cilaos there
were very few places open. The restaurant we ...
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 ...
We had yummy
French bread at the pastry shop across the road before heading to the tourist
info shop to check out what walks we might be able to do. This was not very
helpful as the brochure had very little info and a very basic map. We decided
to drive out to the nearby village of Bras Sec but decided the walk was
ridiculously hard going up the side of ...
... in a delightful bay called Manapany. Here there is a man-made deep pool with a gap on the sea side through which the waves surge at intervals. Nathalie and co are all in the water so we don't hesitate to join them (after rummaging around Sue's luggage for L&E as they hadn't come prepared!) The pool is over 2m deep but you have to be careful not to stand on the small white urchins on ...