Unfortunately, we weren't observant enough all the time and had to turn back to the last verified spot of color and look for the right path several times. It seemed that when we took a wrong turn, it happened to be where a cow was in the path. Focusing on the cow and getting around it, we must've missed the spot of paint and headed off in the wrong direction. The views from the trails were great! This one is where we started a trail on our first walk.
A view of the reef on the SE side of the island from the bus window.
More bus shots as we headed to the town of Mourouk. The water on this side of the island is only accessible through a tiny pass and a winding river of deep water. The pass gets quite rough when the wind blows (and it almost always blows on this side of the island) and we could see the turbulent water from up here.
Looking the other way, you can certainly tell that this is a volcanic island. This looks like an old crater or caldera.
Some of the bus stops are painted in colorful oceanic scenes.
A local boat on shore. They lay them high and dry and drag them out when they want to use them.
A tunnel through the casuarina pine trees. They have long soft needles and tiny prickly pinecone seeds. They make a great windbreak.
Karen at the top of a cliff. It was so windy I had to change my hat from a baseball cap to this bandana.
Another day, another walk. This one was further inland and we could see the same horseshoe bays we'd walked along previously.
A rocky gully we didn't have to go into. We had to climb the cliff beside it to get over to the other side.
The climb up from the beach.
Hiking in Rodrigues has been fun and good exercise. It gives us a good reason to get off the boat and stretch our muscles.