A Rocky Bay

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.

© Colline Kook-Chun, 2013
Looking out from a bay at Roches Noires. © Colline Kook-Chun, 2013

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.

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A rocky bay. © Colline Kook-Chun, 2013

Those rocks had many hidey-holes in which my children found shells and saw some wriggling sea life.

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Fishing boats. © Colline Kook-Chun, 2013

The fishing boats were anchored, ready for use by the early morning fishermen.

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Tethered fishing boats in Roches Noires. © Colline Kook-Chun, 2013

The grey clouds were reflected in the water: water which felt cold as we dipped our toes in.

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A rocky beach at Roches Noires. © Colline Kook-Chun, 2013

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.

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A view of Roches Noires. © Colline Kook-Chun, 2013

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


28 thoughts on “A Rocky Bay

  1. Sometimes a rocky beach is preferable to a sandy one. More rocks mean fewer people, a good thing depending on the kind of outing that was planned. Looks to me like you found the perfect spot to relax and for the kids to explore.


  2. A great entertining blog Colline, enjoyed the pictures and they gave me a feeling that the coastline would be a beachcombers delight, the sea life in the rock pools would be fantastic for children


  3. If I did not know the location I would have guessed Iles d’Orleans, a small island near Quebec City, Quebec, located in the midst of the St. Lawrence river. A ten minute drive back to Quebec City from this charming get-away island, brings you to a beautiful, old world, ‘Parisian-style’ enclave that is the heart of this city. If you can’t afford to fly to Paris, this destination is a nine-hour drive/bus trip from your apartment!

    My blog is not a travel-blog. Perhaps I can send you some pics for comparison?


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