The symbol of Mauritius is the dodo bird, Here I am in front of the Natural History Museum in downtown Port Louis, which has a small collection of these statue that people have decorated to depict different scenes and ideas. This one has an old sailing ship on it,
The last thing we saw as we left Rodrigues was this local fisherman who raised his sail and set off in a different direction just in front of us.
We headed west into this sunset towards Mauritius.
Two and a half days later, this is the first sighting of Mauritius. It is an island off the northern tip called Gunner's Quoin because of its shape. Very distinctive.
Looking forward to the harbor waterfront and Port Louis city center. Tying up in the downtown area makes it easy and close to get things, but folks hang out and gawk at us and can look right into the boats.
The bathing area where the indentured workers were bathed after their arduous ship passages from their home countries.