When visiting Mauritius, we spent a few nights in Roches Noires, on the north-east side of the island. We could not do any swimming from the beach in front of us, but the view was stunning.
Looking out onto the bay, I enjoyed the view of the black rocks jutting out of the water – a far cry from the sandy beaches that are normally advertised for this island.
Those rocks had many hidey-holes in which my children found shells and saw some wriggling sea life.
The fishing boats were anchored, ready for use by the early morning fishermen.
The grey clouds were reflected in the water: water which felt cold as we dipped our toes in.
Not much sand could be found on the beach in front of the bungalow we were staying in. To swim, we would have to take a quick walk to the public beach.
A little further along we found a small stretch of beach on which to sit and enjoy the view. I found the time we had there calming and rejuvenating. Another special moment in a holiday crammed with special moments.
Have you visited a rocky bay? Where was it?
(This post was inspired by Jake’s prompt: Bay. Head on over to his site to see links to more interpretations)
© Colline Kook-Chun, 2013