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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 ...
... during which I was thinking of the road down the mountain. Water ran under the door and into the hall, to be pushed back with a local version of a squeegee.
As the rain tapered off and stopped, the ladies served the “picnic” the last event of our collective time. It consisted of a piece of chicken, unleavened bread, potatoes, half an avocado, a boiled egg and a Fanta. Called a picnic because it was all served cold, it was still the best meal ...
Mauritius is the "Hawaii" of South Africa located just East of Madagascar. It reminded me of lots of the islands I have visited in the Caribbean. I didn't have any plans coming into port so I just decided to explore with a couple people from the ship. We left the ship at 6 am to make the most of the day since we only got one day here. We wandered around aimlessly for an hour or two since nothing was open. ...