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Wednesday, 13 March 2013

Jaro's bike ride to the Coeur de Mauritius........

Rode to the "heart of Mauritius" ("coeur de Mauritius" according to a sign in the town of Moka).

From the start in Albion, my route went through Bambous, Vacoas, Glen-Park, la Marie, Curepipe, Côte d'Or, Moka, Circonstance, les Mariannes, Montagne Longue, Creve Coeur et Notre Dame, looping counterclockwise north-west, and returning by way of Port Louis, Petite Rivière and Canot.

I believe this mountain is called Grand Pic, and is 823m at the summit - second highest after the Piton de la Petite Rivière Noire, in the south, at 828m.

No idea what the occasion was, but I saw several of these processions in various towns along my route today....evidently some sort of religious thing.  Very colourful though, thus photogenic.

My first glimpse of the north end of the island of Mauritius:  might be a bit too far to go by bike from Albion.  Besides, all the interesting stuff looks to be in the south part....

Besides the scenery, I might add that the paved roads here generally have a smoother surface than in Tasmania, although not necessarily less bumpy......"

WRITE YOUR OWN CAPTION: Traffic sign in Vacoas, Mauritius.

Photos belong to Jaro Franta.

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