Mauritius 2013 – Day 4 & 5

Above mentioned days were spent close to the sea, and we went for a very hot trip to an island just off the coast.

The island is home to some endangered species that is being rehabilitated, but unfortunately I did not spot any Dodos 😞

But more about the island just now.

It was still overcast on day 4 and even though the light was not great we did grab some pictures and we spotted a sea snake we believe to be a Marbled sea snake.

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Our trip to Ile aux Aigrettes was quite educational. It was magical to be in the presence of 1 of the only 44 pairs of Pink pigeons left in the world.

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The Skink was also close to extinction but this lizard survived and is quite common on the island these days.

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Some Ebony trees with their much sought after β€˜black’ dense centre portions of wood.

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The Pink Pigeon.

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After our hot excursion and with the weather clearing up we went to the beach to cool off. Tiny once again giving me something to photograph.

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Fortunately he was not the only entertainment and I had another model strutting around πŸ˜ƒ

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On Day 6 we will be driving up the East coast to do some more exploring.

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2 thoughts on “Mauritius 2013 – Day 4 & 5

  1. Phillip

    Jis daai eerste 2 pics is awesome geneem, oom weet obviously hoe om die kamera te werk πŸ™‚

  2. Thanks Phillip, ja maar ek wys jou nie al die flops nie πŸ˜‰

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