Sailing Around The World

The French Secret, Reunion Island

Arriving into Reunion Island I new from my charts that the mountains rose out of the sea to 10,000 feet at its highest point. I had no idea that the center of this mountain range could be to amazing. The 5 of us hiked for three days through the heart of the Reunion Island volcanic range and I was blown away. The topographical landscape is just breathtaking and I hope you enjoy the photos. If you click on the photos they enlarge.

Tomorrow we sail to South Africa.

After leaving Mauritius Island the sun tried to set the ocean on fire.

After leaving Mauritius Island the sun tried to set the ocean on fire.

The sun rises agian on the morning we could see Reunion Island come into sight.

The sun rises agian on the morning we could see Reunion Island come into sight.

Its great to see the Sunrise in the morning .

Its great to see the Sunrise in the morning .

There sh,e is Reunion Island soaked in rain.

There sh,e is Reunion Island soaked in rain.

Still a bit rolly as we round the bottom of Reunion Island.

Still a bit rolly as we round the bottom of Reunion Island.

So as soon as we arrived started our hike on the GR-R2 hiking trail through the Mountains called the Cirque De Mafate.

So as soon as we arrived started our hike on the GR-R2 hiking trail through the Mountains called the Cirque De Mafate.

For the first time with a Alaska home grown person was amazed by a view of non-Alaska mountains. Just Kidding

For the first time with a Alaska home grown person was amazed by a view of non-Alaska mountains. Just Kidding

The View as we began our hike

The View as we began our hike

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Off we go to the trail .

Off we go to the trail .

Down the mountain side trail

Down the mountain side trail

Jade waiting for Ben to catch up

Jade waiting for Ben to catch up

hiking into the many little villages in the mountains .

hiking into the many little villages in the mountains .

The little huts next to the trail were right on the edge of the mountain

The little huts next to the trail were right on the edge of the mountain

Cross the bridge to Aurere Village.

Cross the bridge to Aurere Village.

One of the little fast Lizards that live here.

One of the little fast Lizards that live here.

Heading down another valley

Heading down another valley

Just Amazing

Just Amazing

Another beautiful village on the trail

Another beautiful village on the trail

Local boy trying to get us to stay at the huts but we choose to camp for free and not pay $15 euros

Local boy trying to get us to stay at the huts but we choose to camp for free and not pay $15 euros

Lots of Church s up here.

Lots of Church s up here.

Looking out from the village.

Looking out from the village.

We begin to hike out the river cannon out wash

We begin to hike out the river cannon out wash

Head down the mountain

Head down the mountain

Trails are close to the cliff edge.

Trails are close to the cliff edge.

just a little water from the river yum! don't worry its treated.

just a little water from the river yum! don’t worry its treated.

down in the out wash on our way back to Dragonsbane

down in the out wash on our way back to Dragonsbane

looking to the ocean

looking to the ocean

Madeit back to the Marina. The office is based on the Sydney Opera House lol.

Madeit back to the Marina. The office is based on the Sydney Opera House lol.

Totally worth the tough hiking and elevation.

Totally worth the tough hiking and elevation.

Thanks Jacques

2 responses

  1. John Frendreis

    Great photos! The updates are a great start to my day.

    October 20, 2014 at 2:22 pm

  2. Ian Mc Donald (Macca)

    great photos you all look very fit well and enjoying yourselves well done.

    October 20, 2014 at 11:13 pm