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Saturday was my last day in Tamarin. I had breakfast, put on my bathing suit and took a walk. It is possible to wade through the water where the river meets the ocean. A town is on the other side including a place to rent kayaks and paddle boards.
I waded and walked around the small town to get a feel of what it looked like. Women and Children were doing normal activities of laundry and playing, completely oblivious to the tourist lurking about.
I made my way ...
Now that I felt better, I woke up the next morning ready to explore. I got up and leisurely sat on my porch enjoying the surroundings. The river was perfect.
Since the taxi was going to pick me up at 10 for the South Tour, I wanted to eat as late as possible. At 9, I went to the main porch. There was a single setting of blue and white china. I sat down and the sweetest Mauritian woman came to greet me.
She asked me if I wanted coffee or tea. Coffee, of course. A few ...
There are weeks where I get into a mood where the only thing that sounds appealing is sitting on a beach, drinking rum, and doing nothing.
That was exactly my mood in Grand Baie. I could not bear to make more than 2 decisions:
-To stay or Leave the beach
-Where to eat
Which is probably why I didn't bother exploring or going to any other cities like I had planned.
It just seemed too overwhelming to do anything ...
... six inches or more deep in places. I drove as carefully as I could, avoiding the deeper places to try to keep the car from drowning out. Finally back in town, near the hotel, traffic was totally snarled around the market. I had to park temporarily on the street, and come back later to put the car in the lot.
This was my last full day in Mauritius. If all goes as planned tomorrow I will fly on the Madagascar where I’ll have an overnight ...
... a bit too scruffy (there are those at home who would howl at my outlandishness) but here I’ve no one to please but myself. So, I happily allow those who would wonder about me to, well, wonder. I look a bit like mountain man Jeremiah Johnson, I’m afraid, but my smile seems to reassure skeptics.
The staff here is mostly Indian and all are friendly, offering warm greetings at every encounter. The servers have an interesting method of pouring a ...