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Reunion

March 1 – PORT DENIS, REUNION ISLAND

A FRENCH DEPARTMENT IN THE INDIAN OCEAN

sunny 90 °F
View Serenity 10 on Swenigale's travel map.

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Oo La La! Nous sommes arrivé á Réunion! Sorry – it’s so much fun to use my college French – even if it’s not quite right! The map shows the island and the route of our amazing helicopter tour!

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We flew for almost a full hour over the volcanic interior of the island

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I sat up front next to Vincent, our handsome young French pilot 😊

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Ed was photographing from the seats in the second row while I was lucky to be watching the beauty beneath my feet and all around!

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Piton de la Fournaise (Furnace Peak!) is among the world’s most active volcanoes.

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Today, it is active!

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Oui – were very close!

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Vincent checking on his passengers – okay?

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The cirques (calderas) are the sheer walls of collapsed volcanoes.

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Yes, people do live in some of them. Isolated and without roads.

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Time to return to the home base

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The lovely lagoon below, closing out our most excellent adventure!

Posted by Swenigale 02:09 Archived in Reunion

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