Just as I was planning a picnic at Casela, I get a frantic text from a friend I met in Grand Baie - "Hey! Come to the north NOW and go fishing with us! Hurry we leave in 1 hour...!" Well, the north is about an hour away, but I'm up for an adventure. I managed to beat Port Louis traffic and arrive in Pereybere in just over an hour where a lovely fishing boat was waiting, full of Austrians. It was a nice ride on the water (although the Austrians were quite upset about only bringing 6 beers), and I even managed to catch 3 Bonito (lucky rod choice!).
I still had my room in Tamarin, but over dinner Austrian #1 offered me a room in his house for as long as I'd like. It was a bit tough to leave life in Tamarin, but I moved north to my new room in Pereybere. My first night there he even had some friends come over for a bbq - a great welcome! It was a beautiful house, and it was wonderful to have a kitchen, couch and front terrace to relax. I took advantage and treated us both to many poached egg breakfasts! The place was walking distance to the Pereybere beach, so when I wasn't working on mapping projects I could escape for a dip. A meeting with the US Embassy provided a few more leads, so I found myself spending much more time behind the computer -but it felt great. The rush I get from a lead is something that will never grow old, and it reminded me why I chose life as an entrepreneur!
I was introduced to many new friends, who invited me to bbqs, the beach, and parties. One day a new friend took me scuba diving through Octopus Dive Center, and the water was absolutely stunning. No major sightings but a nice morning out in the water and the dive crew was great. My last weekend in the north I was invited to stay with a couple at their place in Troix au Birches. We had a great weekend, and again, I met many new friends. Mauritius loves barbeques on the beach and everywhere I went I was welcomed with open arms. But I was missing Tamarin, and a few of my leads were down that way, so after 2 weeks I said my goodbyes wandered back down to see what was happening at Guest House Chez Jacques...
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