October 17, 2015

Hiking from Henrietta to Ganga Talao (Grand Bassin) via Mare Longue - Part 2

.... continues from Part 1

It stopped raining after we left Mare Longue and here we still have some km's to walk. A lot of improvement has been done in the park over the last years and one of them is the track signs. 

Muddy road after the rain

Black River Peak (828 m / 2716 feet) covered in clouds

Do you see that brown 'thing' in the middle right? That's a wild boar baby! :) There were two; this brown one and a black one just around the corner to the right. They escaped when they spotted us. 

Corps de Garde mountain (720 m / 2362 feet)  in the distance 

Part of Black River Gorges. The weather is improving.

A short stop at Petrin buying some junk food to eat. The vultures are waiting! :)  

The old lady making 'faratas' (roti)  - soft flat bread 

Reaching Ganga Talao (Grand Bassin) in sunny weather. 
The statue under construction is the Hindu Goddess Durga

Statue of Goddess Durga under construction

Statue of Lord Shiva  (32.9 meters / 108 feet)

One of the temples at Ganga Talao

There are buses from Ganga Talao to/from Curepipe


Uniquely Yours Creations said...

It looks like such a beautiful Island Astrid!

Elzaan said...

What is better than "junk food" after a wonderful hike?!
Looks like you had a wonderful walk.