Le Vieux Cep
- Swimming pool
- Free parking
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... and warm while walking but most of the shops were air conditioned so that cooled us off a bit.
We walked along the sidewalk near the beach and could see surfers enjoying the large waves. Even though there was a sign posted "No swimming, no surfing" because of sharks. Maybe the sharks were busy somewhere else that day.
We did not last long in town as there was not much to really see or do. The best part ...
... the Air Mauritius lounge. So we had a nice dinner and glass of Bordeaux while we waited for the 21:45 flight to Reunion. I went online and checked our mail and got caught up on some work while we waited.
The half-hour flight to Reunion left on time and was fairly full. Thankfully on arrival in Reunion everyone was tired including the emigration customs agents. They simply stamped our passports and let us in and there was no customs hassle. Mr. ...
Had the breakfast that was provided at the hotel which was very French with sweet croissants and baguettes. It was nice to sit on the verandah and take in, for the last time, the cloud shrouded incredible high crater walls that surround the village. We then went for a short walk around the town before driving down to the coast and a short drive along the coastal freeway to the airport. We were surprised how quickly this took arriving at the airport for our flight to ...
... 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
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 ...