Le Saint Alexis
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... and their son Thierry were waiting for us just outside, relieved that we had finally arrived after two days of delays. We talked and caught up on news as we walked to the car and they drove us the short way to the waterfront of Saint Denis where they had reserved a hotel room for us. It was about 23:30 by the time we checked in and said goodbye for the night. Although we mostly just sat in taxis, on planes and in lounges, it has still been quite a long and tiring ...
... the native tongue of very few, is broadly understood by most. We had very little trouble communicating in Africa and much more trouble in French speaking Reunion.
... 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
... the sea. We then drove north over a low pass to a beach area called Beau Vallon. We retraced our steps back through Victoria and headed over a high pass, over 2000ft, toward the west coast. Our driver was a twenty nine year old Seychellian who had studied in London for three years and spoke perfect English. He was very informative and told us all the local gossip including who lived in each mansion. The Arab Sheiks each have a holiday house with the Abu Dhabi Sheiks being the ...
... 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 ...