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 ...
... on their backs or on top of their heads and they carry these loads with straight, strong backs.
... only cross
island road which took us up to the turnoff to the volcano. We struggled to
work out which was the right road and did a bit of backtracking. The road
continued uphill but surprised us that this forest road was very well
maintained. We drove through a pine forest before coming to very low sparse
vegetation and then finally this bizarre Mars like scenery where there had
previously been lava flows. The last part of the drive to the crater rim was
After Dubai we had five great days at sea with temperatures of 30 and only dropping back to 27 at night with glassy seas and light winds. We did not need to put our pirate drill into action. We saw a few container ships and a few freighters but no military activity except for being buzzed by a P3 Orion aircraft leaving the Straights of Hormuz but could not identify its nationality as with all good military aircraft it came out of the sun, but probably US or at least NATO. Next ...
... 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 ...