|The View From Our Kitchen Window|
Our friends have two little boys, one C's age, one M's age, so it was perfect. They spent all their time playing outside (not an iPad or iPhone in sight!). On our first morning, we packed everyone into the cars and drove, for the first time, to Le Morne beach to watch the kite surfers.
That afternoon, we had lunch at Le Chamarel. We ate Kreol dishes (think roasted boar shank and dorado vindaye curry) and took in this spectular vista:
The following day began late, with lunch and a tour at the Chamarel Rhumerie, tasting the fabulous flavoured rums and sampling the delicious compotes and confitures made on site:
And then to the Seven Coloured Earth, which is quite a wonder, as apparently even if you take a big jar full of the earth, mix it all up, the different colours will eventually separate on their own into a spectrum of reds, oranges, browns, and purples. It was beautiful, especially against the green of the mountain behind it.
While there, we drank sugar cane juice (which is just as sweet as you'd imagine). They put the cane into this crazy contraption and voila!
We visited the giant tortoises...
...then headed back to the cabin for naps, play time, and another amazing dinner with friends.
On our last morning, we took the kids to The Curious Corner, where we all had a great time exploring, climbing trees, and somehow ended up standing on the ceiling.
We can't wait to go again, very soon!
*all photos courtesy of yours truly and the hubby.