September 1, 2014
First of all, my apologies for the long absence from blogging. Work has been extremely busy this year, and for the last 6 weeks I was in the field with very spotty satellite internet connection. However, I’m back in Cape Town now, and September should be a quieter month for me, workwise. So, I’m hopeful that I will have time to catch up on some blogging. One of the things that I want to blog about is my recent (well, back in March, but fairly recent…) vacation to the beautiful Mauritius, a young volcanic island in the Indian Ocean that is perhaps most famous for having been home to the Dodo bird… before the Dodo went extinct, of course!
I have quite a few pictures and stories to share from my trip to Mauritius. For today, I’ll start with a picture of a beach in Grand Gaube in northern Mauritius. My husband and I stayed at a small beachside resort in Grand Gaube, and we explored the coastline near the resort by foot and by kayak. Because Mauritius is a young volcanic island, black basaltic rocks can be seen at many places along the coast. For example, outcrops and boulders of basalt can be seen in the above picture. I noticed that many items around the town of Grand Gaube were constructed out of basalt, no doubt locally sourced. I’ll share some more pictures from Mauritius soon… stay tuned!