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 leaving until after noon so we don’t arrive before dawn tomorrow.
Réunion island has some spectacular terrain and scenery. Since it is a French island, they reportedly have some nice roads which give you an opportunity to drive around the mountains. There are also some excellent hiking and backpacking treks available.
It turns out Google Earth has some high resolution 3D terrain for Reunion. You can see the amazing mountainous terrain by zooming in and tilting your view.