Tues 30th Oct - a difficult harbour entrance at lovely St Pierre

Tues 30th Oct - a difficult harbour entrance at lovely St Pierre

To St Paul Tourist Office in morning (actually tucked away in St Gilles) to organize my
walks up in the mountains, staying at pre-booked 'gites' overnight over Wed & Thurs. The
girl in the office clearly didn't know a lot about the distances and times involved in my
proposed 'randonnees' - which would later cause me a major problem!! Then we drove down the coast to St Pierre - a lovely harbour town with a beautiful park area stretching behind the
seafront - but a difficult harbour entrance, which becomes positively dangerous in times of
SW swell. 3 fishermen died this year trying to enter in those conditions (see photo!).
Later had sundowners with English-teachers David & Martine (met in Rodrigues) by the little
harbour at St Leu before driving to their house perched high up on the mountainside, with
lovely views over the coast, for a thoroughly enjoyable dinner & evening - but late to bed!

Life is precious - make the most of it!

Written by : Mike

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