We have really enjoyed our stay in Rodrigues. Since our last post we have been out and about exploring more of the island, trying out more restaurants and socialising with the dozen or so boats here.
On Friday we took the bus to Banana River and did the coastal walk from there to Cotton Bay. Much of the walk is around rocky headlands over a jumble of volcanic rock. The rest is over moderately steep headlands. Twas certainly good exercise. We did the walk with Ann and Chris from sv Silver Girl plus Jen and Robbie who are crewing on sv Vulcan Spirit.
|Hills overlooking Banana River|
|Beach at Banana River|
|Scenic Bay between Banana River and Cotton Bay|
|The reef is close inshore here|
|Another local resident|
|Cotton Bay resort|
On Sunday we took the bus to Mont Lubin and walked east to Mont Limon. The view from the top is quite nice. Unfortunately it was a rainy morning so the photos don't do it justice. We walked back down to the road along a bush track, seeing some very colourful birds and interesting plants. From there we walked further east to find the Jardin de 5 Senses. It was closed but looked like a great spot.
We then walked back to Mont Lubin, stopping for lunch at the Mont Limon Restaurant. This had the best food we've found on the island - really yummy. From there we took the bus back to Port Mathurin. We gave the hull a scrub in the afternoon before spending the evening on sv Silver Girl, having a great dinner followed by Banana-grams and cards.
|View from the top of Mont Limon|
|One of many BIG spiders|
|mv Mauritius Trochetta alongside|
|Local Palm at the Jardin de 5 Senses|
|Local Spiral Palm at Jardin de 5 Senses|
This morning we booked out clearing out process for tomorrow morning. We plan to sail for Mauritius around mid-day tomorrow.