A walk in the country

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Is this the real Mauritius, I thought as I walked through glades of fir trees, stepped over cones and pine needles forming a soft, spongy mattress and out into a brilliantly sunlit clearing?

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I had come to walk in the South on a baking hot day (or should that be a barking hot day?)

The wide open spaces gave no refuge from the unforgiving sun beating down. After climbing this hill it was back amongst the trees again.

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It was so cool and refreshing to walk here, picking our way carefully downhill.

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Cool streams of water tumbled over rocks reflecting the green canopy above.

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Mushrooms occasionally sprouted from the undergrowth.

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Now this actually did look like a real Christmas display at last!

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The water was crystal clear and the air so fresh.

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A few geese were getting disturbed on the walk

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Each of these seeds will grow a palm tree

Near the exit, there was a simple house with a small garden and …

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… a redundant tank for prawn cultivation! They kept climbing out and going for a walk in the night, allegedly!

You never know what you will find exploring Mauritius!

 

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