Had a great day out today visiting the south and west of the island.
First on the excursion we visited a crater but, to be honest, it wasn’t anything spectacular so I have not included a photo.
Next we went to see model ships being built, toyed with the idea of buying one but felt the stress of getting it home in one piece would be too much!
Next, a stop at a Hindu Temple – very interesting!
Next we visited the highest peak on the island with it’s waterfall
After lunch we visited both the highest waterfall and seven different coloured sands, created during the volcanic years
And finally, these tortoise looked more awake than the ones last week.
And I cannot finish without showing a picture of our transportation for the day.
We have finally arrived after what seemed a very long trip, although only 11.5 hours flying time.
Paradise Cove Hotel in Mauritius is wonderful and having spent the afternoon dozing in the sun it is clear that the friendly staff cannot do enough for you.
You know your holiday is over and it’s time to go home when your friend Jura has left you!
Thank you for being a friend during our holiday 😃
Had a great night last night, “Greek Night” in the upstairs restaurant. Great opportunity to try a lot of traditional Greek food and wine, followed by an hour of Greek dancing – to watch not take part in. Having said that, I would have been unable to move after the excellent feast.
Forgot to mention, Daphne got stung by a wasp. Whiskey came in handy! She’s fine now.
Having moaned about lizards sharing my day bed I felt bad this morning as there was a baby lizard lying dead at the bottom of our pool. Now don’t know whether he committed suicide or just fell in when having a drink but he ended up in the middle of the pool; may have tried to swim his way out.
Being the macho guy that I am I called Reception and asked for the pool man to come along with his net and removed the body. He came promptly and all was restored to calm!
Lizards have invaded my day bed. Every time I go to move one another appears from under the cushion or mattress. How am I supposed to rest in the shade without having to share with some reptile?
As well as enjoying the usual sunbathing and swimming, today we also enjoyed an anti stress back and shoulder massage – 30 minutes of total relaxation!
Tonight was BBQ evening, lots to eat and drink!
My friend Jura is also going down well, with half the holiday coming to an end there is still half a bottle left!
More pics from the hotel
Walk way between bungalows
Restaurant and bar
Main pool at night, from the bar