Category Archives: Sightseeing

Le Port Marina

There are limited options for parking your boat in the island country of Réunion. They only have a few spots where marinas are available, and really nowhere you can lay at anchor. The island geography just doesn’t offer much in … Continue reading

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Reunion is Beautiful But Dirty

When we first arrived at Le Port, Reunion, we were parked close to the boatyard on the wharf. Some boats were sanding their hulls, and we noticed our boat was getting dirtier by the day. A week later, an opening … Continue reading

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Failed Attempt to Climb Volcano

Another prime tourist site on Réunion is the active volcano called “Piton de la Fournaise”. If you can catch it without clouds, the views are supposed to be pretty nice around the volcano, but there is also the trail that … Continue reading

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Trip to the Cirques of Cilaos at Réunion

As mentioned before, the drive to Cilaos is considered one of the prime tourist destinations in Réunion. After going there, we completely concur with that analysis! The road is an incredibly curvy mountain road, well maintained, but with extremely tight … Continue reading

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Awesome Réunion Visit Continues

We have been having a great time in Réunion. If you love mountainous geography, this island is truly one of the wonders of the world. A few days ago, we did the drive up to Cilaos (as mentioned in the … Continue reading

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After the Tunnel Near Cilaos on Réunion Island

This is a full spherical 360 panorama taken just after we came out of the tunnel (which you can see behind you) on the way to Cilaos in Réunion. The drive on this road is one of the big attractions … Continue reading

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Cap Noir Hike in Réunion

Karen and I decided to use the car we hired to take our first drive up into the mountains here at Réunion Island. For years now I have dreamed of visiting this volcanic island after seeing some amazing pictures of … Continue reading

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Gear Failure!

We had a frustrating start to our short passage from Mauritius to Réunion, but it got even worse. We left on a nice sunny day, with flat seas on the west side of the island. The breeze was very light … Continue reading

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Next Stop Réunion

We plan to leave today for the French island of Réunion. It is only about 140 nautical miles from Port Louis, Mauritius (where we are now) to Le Port, Réunion. It will be an over night trip and we aren’t … Continue reading

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First Mauritius 360 Panorama

A couple of days ago, we joined up with our new friends on s/v Solace (Paul and Gina who are originally from New Zealand, but also are US citizens having worked and lived there for 20 years), and hired a … Continue reading

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