Villa Monte Carlo
Travel Blogs from Trou d'eau Douce
A day onboard catamaran Oceane.
We set off from the hotel taking the scenic route through the countryside to Trou-D'eau Douce where we were greeted by a happy faced boatman who took us the very short distance to the catamaran.
It was fun clambering into the boat trying not to get our belongings wet.There were 18 of us in the small motorised dinghy all of which looked quite apprehensive as we left the shore behind.It only took a few minutes to arrive ...
... enjoying our time together.
We could see the ocean in the distance, a deep blue contrasting with the lush green of the sugar cane fields. The weather was perfect, a pleasant warm temperature, probably in the mid-70s F, with a slight, refreshing sea breeze. They told me that it was getting cold, since winter was beginning. I smiled and said winter in north Texas was rather different. I asked how cold it could get in Mauritius in ...
... that once flourished on Mauritius, and only on Mauritius, are being brought back from the brink of extinction here, on this tiny protected atoll. One breeding pair, one egg, one seed at a time.
Since colonial times, the economic engine of Mauritius has been the great sugar plantations which still occupy most of the arable land mass of the island. Many of the smaller roads cut narrow swathes through cane fields - and it is easy to get lost like ...
... that is like 60 cent!!! why dont we have that in Holland?
- On the beach at Point d'Esny a man sold crabs that were still alive.
- The current in Point d'Esny just took me away. So I started on the right side with snorkeling and didn't have to swim to see everything.
- I found somebody to sell me bike to!
- Yannick our 'new' housemate asked for my room, whem I am left, to Daniel.
- Times flies
- I had an alive starfish in my hand
... for the first time today, with whom I could have real, intelligent conversations. Huge sigh of relief haha! Now its on to India! I’m very excited! Tomorrow, we’re having Sea Olympics. That should be a lot of fun! We’re having all sorts of interesting activities all day, such as dodge ball, musical chairs, charades, Simon says, synchronized swimming, volleyball, a reversed spelling bee, a “make me laugh” ...