Isle Maurice, Troux Mamelles and Tamarin Mountain

On top of Troix Mamelles

On top of Troix Mamelles

I jumped on the bus again, this time I was aiming for ‘Troix Mamelles’. 

The view inland towards Port Luis, Troix Mamelles

The view inland towards Port Luis, Troix Mamelles

This peak is situated in the middle of the island and was supposed to have splendid views over to the west coast and inland towards the other side of the coast. Another hike, climbing mountains, splendid views? Sounds like my kind of thing.

Looking west towards the ocean, sun and clouds displayed dramatically, Troix Mamelles

Looking west towards the ocean, sun and clouds displayed dramatically, Troix Mamelles

I changed buses a few times and walked the rest to the start of the trail . I still am surprised about the amount of rubbish covering streets, parks and streams. Being a fairly rich island, one would think that wasn’t the case. The facts speak differently.

Walking through cane fields towards Troix Mamelles

Walking through cane fields towards Troix Mamelles

Hiking through flowering cane fields again, I could spot the mountain peak I am eager to climb.

Splendid combination, cane fields and Troix Mamelles

Splendid combination, cane fields and Troix Mamelles

This track was a lot different to the one at Tamarin Falls. No creeks or water anywhere near, it was dry as could be. The track itself led up the rocky slopes. Easy to navigate,but loose gravel and rocks were tricky to negotiate at times.

Mauritian flagpole selfie, Troix Mamelles

Mauritian flagpole selfie, Troix Mamelles

I got to the mountain top fairly quick and enjoyed the view. To the South West was ‘Black River National Park’ with its Forrest and gorges. 

Looking south west towards Le Morne Brabant from Troix Mamelles

Looking south west towards Le Morne Brabant from Troix Mamelles

Le Morne Brabant, another volcanic peak, was easily recognized on the very south western corner. Looking inland towards the mountains east, I was surprised on how little Forrest was left. 

Agriculture view inland from Troix Mamelles

Agriculture view inland from Troix Mamelles

It was either rural suburbia or used for agriculture. If people could, they sure would harvest the mountain slopes as well. I was all by myself again. I guess most tourists spend their holidays in or around the resorts? That’s fine by me though. It was tranquil and peaceful. I even had some time for a few self monitored photos, not quite selfie style. 

In touching distance, Troix Mamelles

In touching distance, Troix Mamelles

I was up for another adventure and took the bus to Tamarin village, situated on Mauritius west coast. Another tourist hotspot, it became obvious quickly.

View over Tamarin village and surrounding reef, Tamarin Mountain

View over Tamarin village and surrounding reef, Tamarin Mountain

My destination was Tamarin Mountain, which lies just outside of the village. It was hard to find the starting point of the track, due to lack of signs on mostly private property. Anyhow, no one around, no one to stop me. Similar to my last Mountain track, this trail was dry, rocky and sandy too. Lucky I took enough water.

Inland view over Black River National Park from Tamarin Mountain

Inland view over Black River National Park from Tamarin Mountain

Some more amazing views over the west coast and inland towards ‘Black River National Park ‘. Just in a different angle.

The south western corner with Le Morne Brabant as the outstanding geological feature

The south western corner with Le Morne Brabant as the outstanding geological feature

I found a lot of colourful empty snail shells on this track. They must be some sort of food source for some mammals or birds.

Empty snail shells a plenty at Tamarin Mountain

Empty snail shells a plenty at Tamarin Mountain

A young couple arrived after a while who had, similar to me, climbed and hiked a few tracks on the island. Good to know others enjoy the splendid outdoors here.

A selfie via iPad remote on Tamarin Mountain

A selfie via iPad remote on Tamarin Mountain

We had a chat and enjoyed our view.

4 thoughts on “Isle Maurice, Troux Mamelles and Tamarin Mountain

  1. The highlight of your Mauritian trip. It would be an interesting perspective as Mauritius was mostly regarded as a high end destination in the past. I definitely preferred the south to the glitzy and overcrowded resorts of the North

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    1. Tough choice… but the hike up through the gorge to Tamarin Falls is definitely up there… and the Mauritian Pink Floyd Tribute band concert… fab music, fab surroundings, fab company…

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