There came a point in time during this trip when I paused and thought… is this really my life? Someone. Please. Pinch. Me. It happened on our second day in Mauritius. (For those whose geography brain is failing them, Mauritius is an island nation off the southeast coast of Madagascar.) That day our hosts at Alive 2 Green arranged for us to take a catamaran to Îlot Gabriel, an island nature reserve.
Some of my love for Îlot Gabriel + Mauritius, I have concluded, is because they are both places I never imagined I would actually be able to experience. The other two stops on this world tour were far away, but not implausible… Mauritius truly fell under the category of dream destination.
“Once you have traveled, the voyage never ends, but is played out over and over again in the quietest chambers. The mind can never break off from the journey. ” – Patrick Conroy
To sum up the day, it was pretty much… perfect. Before we left, we hiked up one of the trails to this absolutely incredible view.
From there, we got back on the catamaran and headed back to the only slightly less ideal main island of Mauritius.
Thank you, thank you, thank you to Hans Brassse for planning this unexpectedly amazing adventure for us.