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Travel Blogs from Saint-Leu
... good 4x4.
... a flat red lava gravel plain whose colours were surreal. It was a
short walk to the old crater rim where you could look out over the lava plain
to the cone of the current active volcano which is Piton De Fournaise. It was a
5 hour walk up to the edge of the current crater so we decided just to walk to
the edge of the drop down to the old crater. What an amazing unique experience!
After leaving the volcano we continued across the island centre to the west
... consisting three courses of creole food and red wine. One of the best food we have had on a tour like this. After lunch we continued east and descended just as steeply and twisty as coming up but on that side of the island there is rain forest on almost vertical hillsides. Finally we stopped in St Denis for a quick look at Government House, the oldest building on the island. Both Mauritius and Reunion had no native people and have only been occupied since ...
... in a delightful bay called Manapany. Here there is a man-made deep pool with a gap on the sea side through which the waves surge at intervals. Nathalie and co are all in the water so we don't hesitate to join them (after rummaging around Sue's luggage for L&E as they hadn't come prepared!) The pool is over 2m deep but you have to be careful not to stand on the small white urchins on ...
... 11 minutes later was better than the take off. Laura nearly missed us - I saw her on the beach reading her book but she wasn't expecting us so soon so wasn't looking out for us.
Back to Le Zat for lunch, where the sun came out and the skies cleared. After a swim we headed of to Kelonia and the turtle museum/sancutary. A big variety of sized turtles were there for us to see, especially in the huge tanks and including one who only had one front ...