Last Week In Reunion

7 August 2017   Le Port, Reunion
We hired a car for four days and ran some errands.  Cars are difficult to get at the moment because it’s the French school holidays, so we’re glad that we had the foresight to book the car four weeks ago.  We did a big food shop in the afternoon, buying provisions to last us for a couple of months until we get to South Africa.

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Enjoying Reunion

31 July 2017   Le Port, Reunion
We finalised our route in Mafate and Glenys booked accommodation for two nights.  We’re going to get a bus up to Dos d’Ane, then walk to Aurore which should take six hours.  The second day will be a five hour hike to Ilet des Latinniers and the third day we’ll walk out of the Cirque along an impressive looking exposed trail called the Canalization de Orangers.

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Reunion and the UK

3 July 2017   Le Port, Reunion
We picked up the hire car.  It was from a dodgy looking place and was a bit of a wreck, but we had no choice.  Before heading off into the mountains, we did some running about and dropped our intermediate shroud off at a rigger, who will get us a quote.   He will be ordering it from France and couldn’t guarantee the delivery time - holidays in France and strikes, so deliveries are apparently intermittent, which doesn’t sound good.

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Leaving Mauritius Too Soon

26 June 2017   Grand Baie, Mauritius
We fly out of Reunion on the 7th July, so we’re planning to sail to Reunion on 29th, which is 135 miles away – an overnight sail.  This means that we won’t be spending as long in Mauritius as we’d originally planned, so we decided to hire a car for tomorrow to do a quick tour of the island.

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19 June 2017   Rodrigues to Mauritius (Day 3)
Dawn brought us overcast skies with 20 knot South-east winds, so we were bowling along at 6 to 7½ knots.  At 07:00, we had 75 miles to go to the channel between the islands at the north of Mauritius, so we were hoping that we’d make it through before dark.  Once around the north of the island, it’s another 15 miles to a road-stead anchorage to the north of Port Louis.  We’d be anchoring in the dark, but it’s a wide open approach.

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