Down came the twins . We have two dinghies taking up most of the space on the foredeck and the sails need a lot of room to get them to fold up nicely so we can store them in their sail bags.
Anyway, we had a couple more free days in Mauritius, but little money left. We try to spend every last coin just before we go. Luckily, the supermarkets here take credit cards. I hit the market again for meats and a few fresh things and decided to take a few more photos. I wandered around the street markets snapping shots so thought I'd post them here for you to see, too.
We went to dinner at an expensive Chinese restaurant with the man who'd been the Port Captain in Rodrigues, and his wife. Three other cruising couples that had been in Rodrigues with us joined our group. The port captain is now back here in Mauritius, driving the biggest tug boat here in the harbour in Port Louis. His was only a temporary relocation to Rodrigues until they could find a permanent Port Captain that would live and work there, which they have now done.A view of the market from the second floor. They make such nice displays of their fruits and veges in stacked heaps. I went to grab a few onions from one such display and the guy about had a heart attack. He waved me off and scolded me that the whole heap would fall down if I plucked out the onions from the pile. He had to pick the ones he sold me from behind his elevated position. I like picking my own and won't go back to him again. He got snooty when I wanted just a small piece of fresh ginger; his were all huge hunks of the stuff and I just don't use it enough. He refused to break a big piece in half and after showing me a bunch of different ones. I told him to go back to the first one. He wasn't happy, so I won't give him my business anymore.