Took a day off to go on a day tour around southern Mauritius to see something of the island - towering, steep mountains, with lush greenery on their lower slopes, sugar cane galore, an extinct volcano crater filled with greenery and bright red cardinals flitting around, a fascinating tour around the tea processing plant in the plantation at Bois Cherie, fields of pineapple, a sacred Hindu site beside a lovely lake shrouded in mist (it rained hard frequently while up in the mountains!), two impressive
waterfalls cascading a long, long way down the mountainside, rainbow-coloured rocks,...ending at a bay with a lovely beach backed by trees before returning to Port Louis past salt pans and lots of beach resorts. A very enjoyable day - I was impressed with the variety of plants and trees all around and the visits were all worthwhile in their different ways.
Tomorrow, it's fuelling and boat jobs and another visit to the Internet cafe to try to upload some photos while I have good access...