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... and their son Thierry were waiting for us just outside, relieved that we had finally arrived after two days of delays. We talked and caught up on news as we walked to the car and they drove us the short way to the waterfront of Saint Denis where they had reserved a hotel room for us. It was about 23:30 by the time we checked in and said goodbye for the night. Although we mostly just sat in taxis, on planes and in lounges, it has still been quite a long and tiring ...
... on their backs or on top of their heads and they carry these loads with straight, strong backs.
... in the main street was
very crowded but we managed to get the last available table. We struggled even
more with this French menu as the waiter had no English at all. The creole meal
of vanilla chicken and a sausage ragout was different but tasted ok. At the end
of the meal when we asked for the bill the waiter served us this spirit which
he got out of a large container. We had no idea what it was but it burnt going
down because of its obvious high alcohol content.
... but was built up until we got to the top where there were very lush dairy farms and little villages not unlike parts of Europe. We continued to climb on an even narrower and windier road before stopping at a lookout over a deep narrow gorge which had been made by the volcano millions of years ago. We then went round the end of this gorge, still climbing till we got to the next cliff which exposed a moon like area which had been a later cauldron of the same volcano. We ...
... a lot of home except
the surrounding peaks were much higher and steeper. The river and waterfall at
the bottom of the walk was very refreshing and we spent a fair amount of time
soaking our feet in the cold water. We decided to have some more yummy buns
from the bakery and shopped for food for tomorrow’s breakie and lunch that we
would be having on the road.