short greeting from Ile de la Réunion, a small volcanic
island in the Indian Ocean.
Never heard of it? Me neither until recently. She lies
1 day downwind from Mauritius and is a French possession.
In the south, there is an active volcano which occaisonally
has a major eruption (but sputters and tosses just a little
lava every day).
A long time ago, there would have been total seismic chaos.
Now, in the center of the island lie 3 ancient, extinct
cirques - collapsed volcanic craters - which provide the
ultimate hiking experience. Never mind the drone of expedition
helicopters above and noisy day-trippers on the trail..
if you ever find yourself in the neighbourhood, strap on
a heavy backpack, eat "franks-and-beans à la
hobo", sleep under the stars and hike the cirques til
Note: Photo credit to A. Armitage