Caudan waterfront in Port Louis has an outdoor exhibition of some wonderful photographs from around the island to celebrate 50 years of independence for Mauritius in 2018.
This is a selection of photographs I have taken of the excellent ones taken by talented local photographers.
Watching a sunset after a day on the beach is what many people do at the weekend and sunsets here are spectacular.
Sometimes, the sea just looks like it is on fire.
I am learning how to take better photographs in different lighting conditions; this is a tremendous one.
Some local “Sega” dancers performing on the beach.
The different colour sands at Chamarel can be seen clearly here.
Many of the public beaches are busy with local families at the weekend, most preferring to enjoy their time protected from the sun by the shade from the trees whilst mad dogs (of which there are many) and Englishmen (of which there are few) lay out in the midday sun … and get burnt!
The lagoon is teeming with fish and all you need is a hook, some nylon thread, a stick and a little patience to catch your supper.
Only one black and white photo and it is a great one.
Local ice cream vans are busy at public beaches especially during public holidays and weekends. There are only two songs they play though, “The Teddy Bears’ Picnic” or “Greensleeves”. It just seems out of place!
Kite surfing at Le Morne, one of the best places in the world to do this.
An extraordinary photo of Pieter Both mountain, easily identified by the boulder seemingly perched precariously on the top…. but I can see an elephant ….
The deer are on red alert when anyone comes close … especially in the hunting season.
Some of the photographs show the wonderful life under the turquoise lagoon and on the reef that surrounds the island.
A very clever photo of a diver under Crystal Rock, close to the beach at Le Morne.
Just look at the colours of these ‘Blotcheye Soldier’ fish!
An ‘Indian Lion’ fish seen during a diving session at Flic en Flac.
Exploring at the “Cathedral” dive site, also at Flic en Flac.
A local bus hurrying through the cane fields, recently cut in the foreground, waiting to be cut in the background.
A view of Gunners’ Point at Grand Baie with a flamboyant tree in the foreground.
The turtles at Casela move surprisingly fast especially if you offer them something to eat.
And finally, Pieter Both mountain in the background seen from fields of sugar cane with their beautiful flowers bending in the breeze like snow laden Christmas trees.
I go to this outdoor exhibition every time I visit Caudan and enjoy the inspirational photographs.
There will be more of my photographs soon!