Tuesday February 14th – Day 41
After such a rough day at sea yesterday we thought we’d have a lie in this morning and just get up at about 8:30am to do the face-to-face immigration in Mauritius. John the cruise director thought otherwise and at 7:30am gave everyone a wakeup call over the tanoy saying ‘could we come to the Grand Salon now’ so that people going on tour could get off the ship early as everyone had to go through the immigration process before the ship could be cleared.
On the way back to the minibus for the return journey Vance spotted a street stall selling watches and as mine had broken over a week ago he said he would buy me a new one for Valentine’s Day…lovely watch Vance but surely I’m worth more than $7.
At 1:30pm we were off again to the Eureka Estate on a Seabourn complimentary shore event. Eureka House is one of the most beautiful and well preserved colonial dwellings in Mauritius dating back to 1812. After wandering through the rooms taking photos we thought there would just be hors d’ oeuvres and a drink whilst watching the local dancers however the Estate had laid on a sumptuous lunch banquet which was a bit embarrassing as we’d all had lunch onboard.
Back onboard we all fell into the pool to cool down and spent the rest of the afternoon in and out of the pool with a goodly number of refreshing drinks … non alcoholic of course… delivered by the waiters.
Back to The Club for drinks and dancing before falling into bed…very late and tired. What a day!!