Sailing Around The World

Exploring Mauritius Island

In the last 6 days we all have been busy exploring the island of Mauritius and once again theirs to much that can be said in one blog. We have been hiking up the local mountains, walking through the city of Port Louis, sailing up the coast to Grand Bay, driving a car around the entire island exploring. Mauritius if full of a India cultural and South African spirit. The national language is English but everybody speaks french and most things are in written in French. As normal we all get by and have a great time doing so.

Sailing past Gunner Island just north of Mauritius. The sun was just coming up as we passed between the Islands and was navigating our way down the coast to Port Luis.

Sailing past Gunner Island just north of Mauritius. The sun was just coming up as we passed between the Islands and was navigating our way down the coast to Port Luis.

To start our explorations of Maurituis we walked to the bus station to go hike up Corp De Garde Mountain. But Cary split his toe on one of the millions of pavers that are sticking up all over Port Louis.

To start our explorations of Maurituis we walked to the bus station to go hike up Corp De Garde Mountain. But Cary split his toe on one of the millions of pavers that are sticking up all over Port Louis.

Jade and Ben watching the world go by in Port Louis as we bus a half hour to the second highest peak in Mauritius.

Jade and Ben watching the world go by in Port Louis as we bus a half hour to the second highest peak in Mauritius.

About a third of the way up I cought a goat hiking up the mountain with her young. She was a bit surprized.

About a third of the way up I cought a goat hiking up the mountain with her young. She was a bit surprized.

Looking back down the trail at Cary, Ben, and Jade looking out over the plateau  toward Port Louis.

Looking back down the trail at Cary, Ben, and Jade looking out over the plateau toward Port Louis.

A little close up of the gang having fun.

A little close up of the gang having fun.

Nice to see solar power generation farms being used.

Nice to see solar power generation farms being used.

Looking out towards Port Louis.

Looking out towards Port Louis.

Back into Port Louis walking the busy streets and seeing all the venders trying to sell anything and everything.

Back into Port Louis walking the busy streets and seeing all the venders trying to sell anything and everything.

Port Louis City Life

Port Louis City Life

Typical sidewalks in Port Louis

Typical sidewalks in Port Louis

City Life

City Life

Found a micro-Brew in Port Louis and had a great glass of Oktoberfest it is  the season friends.

Found a micro-Brew in Port Louis and had a great glass of Oktoberfest it is the season friends.

After a few beers I checked out the freash market and had to leave after being asked million times to buy something by the venders

After a few beers I checked out the freash market and had to leave after being asked million times to buy something by the venders

As the days speed by we stopped by yesterday at the Chateau De Labourdonnais. Its a old Chateau that housed a wealth family during the beginning times of the sugar cane production in the early 1800's.

As the days speed by we stopped by yesterday at the Chateau De Labourdonnais. Its a old Chateau that housed a wealth family during the beginning times of the sugar cane production in the early 1800’s.

I thought it was cool to look into a mirror in this old Cheatue and capture myself in a mirror that captured the pasts of others because it was the original furniture of the building.

I thought it was cool to look into a mirror in this old Cheatue and capture myself in a mirror that captured the pasts of others because it was the original furniture of the building.

Walking through gardens

Walking through gardens

Had to stop at one of the sugar cane rum distilleries.

Had to stop at one of the sugar cane rum distilleries.

As we drove around the whole island it was covered in sugar cane flied being grown and harvested. It is still there number one export product.

As we drove around the whole island it was covered in sugar cane flied being grown and harvested. It is still there number one export product.

The landscape of Mauritius and its suburbs

The landscape of Mauritius and its suburbs

Thanks,

Jacques

One response

  1. John

    Great pictures !

    October 13, 2014 at 1:38 pm