Thursday, 10 August 2017

19 July Arrival La Reunion

The crossing from Mauritius was quick; we sailed into the wind shadow of north Reunion an hour before dawn so we drifted for an hour, me on watch, David sleeping until the sun came up and then motored slowly around to Le Port marina to arrive at 8am. The marina staff called Customs to let them know us and three other boats had arrived from Mauritius. Clearing in was quick and simple with Customs performing all the roles of quarantine, immigration and customs.

We were warned not to swim in the marina because there are sharks, aggressive bull sharks, which are seen in here. We had read surfing is no longer permitted in Reunion because of the number of sharks attacks and bulls, tigers and hammerheads are regularly seen around the coast.

After meeting our neighbour, Joseph who has a 50' cruiser, we walked into town to find an ATM for euros to a baguette and fresh salad and fruit from the weekly Wednesday morning market, stopped for lunch and then came back to Jackster for a siesta.

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