Wednesday, April 29, 2009
Friday, April 24, 2009
After passing a few houses, the farm and vegetable fields, we went into the forest. It had been raining heavily in the night/morning in this area so part of the road was flooded with muddy water. At one place I missed the side of the road and went into the water with both feet - soaked!!! Fortunate the water wasn't cold so I didn't get to freeze on my feet.
We reached Mare Longue Reservoir after approx 1 hour 30 min walk uphill. Look at the muddy road! We walked it all the way to the end, where it is a very nice campsite with pine trees. Very idyllic! I'm not sure I had dared camping there... Thinking of wild boars.....
We had our picnic at a nice place here at the lake. It was so quiet - not any disturbing sounds or pollution from vehicles etc. The only sounds we heard were from the wind and the birds - so relaxing!
It took us less time walking it down to the bus stand at the tiny village Henrietta. I felt quite tired on our way back in the bus, but after a good hot shower and some food I just felt great! Not that I feel for doing the same walk today though! :) I need a couple of days rest before doing another long walk....
It was a wonderful day - being out in the nature after such a long time! Solitude!
The blog owner - carrying a bag with picked guavas. Sugarcane fields behind me.
We had a wonderful day out yesterday. We used to do 5-6 hours walks before the construction of our house started, but for the last three years we have been more busy with the house & other things. Rather lazy. It's not that we don't walk... We don't have a car, which means we walk to the supermarkets for grocery shopping etc - about 30-45 minutes walk from where we're living. I think Mauritians are known for not walking and when they hear about our walks they just shake their head and don't really believe it is possible! :)
There is another reason for not walking, especially for me; the hot & humid weather during the summer months. I don't take that weather condition very well, so I prefer staying at home. We're into the beginning of "winter" now, and it has cooled down a bit. We decided in the early morning to go to Tamarind Falls, which is less than 30 minutes by bus. We thought we'd get something to eat at the nearest bus stand, but at 08:30 in the morning only one shop was open and it didn't have bread or burgers. We had to walk it down to the center, where we got what we needed for a day out.
The seven waterfalls at Tamarind Falls were gorgeous! We have been to the falls many times, but never seen it like this! From the viewpoint to the falls there is another breathtaking view to the west coast. We continued further along the inside road to Tamarind Falls Reservoir. On the way we picked yellow guavas. There are many species of guavas, so I'm not sure which species grow here.
Tuesday, April 21, 2009
Sunday, April 19, 2009
I've been in the "finishing quilts" mood lately! After finishing the "Roosters" I decided to do the tablecloth too. As you may remember I started this project back in February. At that time I couldn't decide which fabrics to use for inner- and outer border, sashing and binding. Since the background fabric for the pies and cakes are light blue I chose blue roses fabric for the sashing and binding (sorry - it's not that visible on the photo), darker blue for the outer border and "cherries" for the inner border to make some contrast to the blue. For the quilting I used Madeira variegated blue thread and quilted in the ditch.
Thursday, April 16, 2009
Wednesday, April 8, 2009
Saturday, April 4, 2009
Jatropha Integrimma - "Miss Hong Kong"