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Travel Blogs from Tamarin
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 ...
... because I have been taking my time to grow out my hair and I would have hated the peer pressure to cut it. As for Mauritius, for those of you unfamiliar with the country it is a small island off the coast of Madagascar. It has a colonial past from the Dutch to the French to the English and became a republic in 1992. With a large population made mostly of Indian immigrant descendents, as well as a well-sized Chinese and African ...
... idea - after one turn we were all out, matty's head into the back of mine and Ludds into both of us smashing his hadn, painful but we laughed all the way down. We then tried out the other 5 or so slides that were on offer a couple of times and went to the lazy river. The river wasn't so lazy - there was no current what so ever and the water was freezing. So after limping our way round we got off and went to ...