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.
The sun rises agian on the morning we could see Reunion Island come into sight.
Its great to see the Sunrise in the morning .
There sh,e is Reunion Island soaked in rain.
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.
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
Off we go to the trail .
Down the mountain side trail
Jade waiting for Ben to catch up
hiking into the many little villages in the mountains .
The little huts next to the trail were right on the edge of the mountain
Cross the bridge to Aurere Village.
One of the little fast Lizards that live here.
Heading down another valley
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
Lots of Church s up here.
Looking out from the village.
We begin to hike out the river cannon out wash
Head down the mountain
Trails are close to the cliff edge.
just a little water from the river yum! don’t worry its treated.
down in the out wash on our way back to Dragonsbane
looking to the ocean
Madeit back to the Marina. The office is based on the Sydney Opera House lol.
Totally worth the tough hiking and elevation.