After a few days, we check in at the LeMourouk Hotel, which is directly overlooking the kiting spot. Kiting in the lagoon is the best of kiting we have seen so far: turquoise water, steady winds and hardly any kiters in the water.
Rodrigues has its own beautiful Macarene music, joyful and full of rhythm. We enjoy a live concert of Francis, who could easily be seen in the movie of “Casablanca”…..
A local girl catches Robinson”s eye, Tonia, who plays music and dances beautifully. Lahela, Emanuelle, Tonia, there is a clear pattern here in the girls Robinson fancies…
Another long expected music event takes place directly at the beach of our hotel: a party with life concert of some bands and DJs from Mauritius and La Reunion.
Within 2 days they manage to build a complete stage, lighting system and a sound system that can blast across the entire island.
The kids danced with the laser lights, while Gesine got surrounded by Rodrigues men, dancing wild to the music under the moonlight.
Every trip on the island is a trip of joy. We hike along the coast and get spoiled with remote beaches and untouched nature. We drive up into the inland on the road of the 52 curves, passing some motor bikes and buses, some cows and goats.The kids love to wave from the windows of the car and shout a “Bonnschuua” (Bonjour) or a “Schötäm” (Je t’aime) to “everything that has legs (Sienna’s definition). On the roofs people dry octopus from the lagoon, a local speciality.
Rodrigues also offers some very impressive caves, where we can go more than half a kilometer into the dark, discovering some beautiful art of nature in the light of the torch.
The island was home to thousands of giant turtles, geckos and birds until the Dutch came and sold the turtles to Mauritius as a specialty. There is the project of re-developing the extinct turtles of Rodrigues (there are over 1000 on the island now) and to create a space resembling the island in former times, when it was untouched by humans.
You may think, we wear helmets to look a bit like turtles with their Panzer – the truth is, that we were already equipped to enter the underworld of the caves. Now, if you wonder, why the kids do not have helmets, it is just because they do not have any kids’ helmets…
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A hike along the coast takes you to Trou D”argent, a very cool lonely bay.
The local watercraft of choice is the pirogue, a sleek but simple gaff-rigged wooden sailboat, which takes the fishermen out to the reef to fish. We go for a sail and snorkle in what seems like a massive aquarium with fish of all sizes and colours.
The kids love it here, day and night:
Along the beach we hike to Petit Graviers, and enjoy the peacefulness, clean air, purity of nature.
It is a magical place which invites us to take time to feel peace inside, to feel the joy and love of life, to be grateful for these wonderful moments. During this year we have found some happiness deep inside through a connection to nature. This is what makes us happy here, being surrounded by such a peaceful and stunning landscape.