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Arriving in Mauritius

So here we are on Mauritius.  It's a first-time visit for Tim and my third time on the island.  It was dark when we arrived but we could still appreciate the gentle tropical breeze, velvet-black skies and excellent star-viewing.   No problems with light pollution here.  We're staying in a guest-house near the airport overnight.  Tomorrow morning our day begins early for our flight to Rodrigues.  I'm so excited to return the island where I did my graduate work almost 20 years ago.  It's hard to believe I've been working to conserve Rodrigues fruit bats for that long.  But more on that tomorrow - it's 11 p.m. here and we’ve been en route for 1.5 days.  I need some sleep!

Guest house near the airport in Mauritius where we spent a brief 8 hours before transiting on to Rodrigues.
Guest house near the airport in Mauritius where we spent a brief 8 hours before transiting on to Rodrigues.

Arriving in Mauritius

So here we are on Mauritius.  It's a first-time visit for Tim and my third time on the island.  It was dark when we arrived but we could still appreciate the gentle tropical breeze, velvet-black skies and excellent star-viewing.   No problems with light pollution here.  We're staying in a guest-house near the airport overnight.  Tomorrow morning our day begins early for our flight to Rodrigues.  I'm so excited to return the island where I did my graduate work almost 20 years ago.  It's hard to believe I've been working to conserve Rodrigues fruit bats for that long.  But more on that tomorrow - it's 11 p.m. here and we’ve been en route for 1.5 days.  I need some sleep!