|Craig even found an appropriately|
The next day we hired a taxi driver to take us to see all the sites in the south of the island. We visited the waters of the Ganges river; when Shiva was carrying the river around the world a drop of it fell in Mauritius to make the sacred lake Grand Bassin. Craig got blessed there and we saw a gigantic statue of Shiva. From there it was off to do a short hike/walk in Black River Gorge National Park, followed by a few view points of the gorge.
Another 10 km brought us to the surprising cool seven coloured earth and nearby Chamarel waterfall. The seven coloured earths featured six colours of earth (by Craig's count) surrounded by lush, jagged ridges. Erin enjoyed the giant tortoises and it was interesting to see them stagger about.
The last stop of the day we had chosen to visit La Morne, a stunning peninsula dominated by a large cliff and rimmed by white sand beaches. Having seen it from the sky we decided that we needed to visit. Lunch as a meal was very disappointing but the couple hours spent lying out on the sand and swimming in the clear waters looking back at the imposing cliff was possibly the highlight of the day.
The last two days were spent relaxing either on our balcony or back at Blue Bay (if you ever visit this stunning public beach and find a patch of sand that is perfect, devoid of any coral, stones, or shells, you can thank Craig). For our last night, we made the most of our lavish suite (complete with mini-fridge and tabletop stove) by cooking our own dinner. We even found gluten-free pasta at the grocery store, and mixed up a sundried tomato sauce, once paired with some cold white wine it was perfection!
We'd also like to note that we asked about Mauritian wine but were told they don't make any, making it the first country of the trip that we did not drink locally made wine.