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April 7th 2010
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Continuing southwest from Mauritius about 120 miles, we arrived at our 2nd unscheduled port, Reunion this morning about 7:00am. Today, we signed up for a 10-hour tour called “Volcano”, a trip to the La Fournaise Volcano, so we had to get a quick breakfast and hop on the bus by 7:30 for a long ride. Reunion is a French island with about 800,000 population located in the Indian Ocean, east of ... Read Full Entry

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Me Too!Me Too!
Me Too!

Think I'll hang out here for a few minutes and catch some sun.
Is That You Norm?Is That You Norm?
Is That You Norm?

Norm, a true photographer is laying down to get this shot. a
True Love!True Love!
True Love!

Now we're talking. Someone created this heart formation!
Pas de BellecombePas de Bellecombe
Pas de Bellecombe

We are at the platform overlooking La Fournaise Volcano.
A Closer LookA Closer Look
A Closer Look

If you look closely, you will see a couple people walking on the top of this small crater. Unfortunately, we didn't have enough time to allow Doug to walk down there for a closer look.
Piton La FournaisePiton La Fournaise
Piton La Fournaise

If you had binoculars, you could see the people hiking up the mountain to the summit.
Another ViewAnother View
Another View

This is looking the other direction somewhat beyond the viewing platform.
Crater DescriptionsCrater Descriptions
Crater Descriptions

This sign shows the various types and locations of the craters...unfortunately it is only in French.
During Our DescentDuring Our Descent
During Our Descent

As we made our way back down, we made a stop to catch another view of this unique location.
Lush GreenLush Green
Lush Green

Another part of one of the deep ancient volcano craters that is now lush green.

As we descended, we stopped at Bourg-Morat to have lunch at this restaurant before going through the volcano museum next door.
The Volcano MuseumThe Volcano Museum
The Volcano Museum

We were able to spend time walking through the museum before going back to town.
Return to TownReturn to Town
Return to Town

We had time left, so Jean Paul took us on a tour of town. Our first stop was this lovely church.
Stone CarvingStone Carving
Stone Carving

This interesting stone carving was just inside the church door.

This cross was just outside the church.
War MemorialWar Memorial
War Memorial

This memorial to WWI is in the center of town near City Hall.

As we prepared to take a walk through City Hall, these folks had just gotten married.
French StyleFrench Style
French Style

This cute European style building is at the start of the pedestrian walking street. We went in the women's store and looked around.

As we looked around the women's shop, Annette noticed the wallpaper and lamp shade were done with the Fornacetti design. The lady was nice enough to let us photogragh it.
The Pedestrian StreetThe Pedestrian Street
The Pedestrian Street

There were some nice shops along the street. It was a cute downtown area.

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