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Travel Blogs from Tamarin
Our trip to Mauritius was really just for the sunshine , to get away from
the british winter for a few weeks.
it was wall to wall sunshine , It is a pretty island and my highlight was to
go undersea walking. I went out in a motor boat to a platform in the sea,
there were 4 of us , once on the platform you put on a divers helmut …
So I guess it's about time I did my Mauritius entry. Let me start off by stating that I did not know what to expect of Mauritius as I had not even heard of it until I started looking into the Semester at Sea trip. I was made aware of Mark Twain's quote however, that said something along the lines of "Mauritius was made first, and God modeled heaven …
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 ...