Ive tried all afternoonato get aadecent bit of wifi but the signal is weak and variable at our gites aafew miles down the eastern coast from the island capital structure Saint Denis. Yesterday we got all the tourist and visual delights done in one long day. First we headed through the awful traffic even on lower populated eastern Réunion and then west up into the spectacular verdant mountains and less warm temperatures. We stopped for coffee at hell blurb a town named after a French governer of the island, up there it is a mainly creole population rastas and old UN's hanging around drinking beer. We then headed back to the coast road and more traffic chaos taking the only trans island route over to the turn off for the volcano. Miles of twisting small roads and yet more hair pin bends almost as bad as the earlier trip to hell and then across the volcanic dust fields on an unmade corrogated road which did sues back no good at all saw us eventually alight from the hired polo car and there was a manageable path which Mandy could negotiate to get to the railways overlooking the lava plain the the crater at the live part of thevolvanot. I think the clouds had caused the rangers to lock the path to the crater itself which is a five hour hike to and from the car park, I had a wander along to the point where the path descends above the crater. The whole area is covered in the barber wire plant which sells for a few quid in UK garden centres there were hectares of the stuff all around. Then we returned to the main road and headed to the east cost hoping to complete the loop back crossing the lava flow from the earlier eruption which went as far as the sea and up the east coast but the traffic was horrendous and the sat have useless and we ended up going back up the west coast motorway at rush hour past the resort shark infested areas to Saint Denis and gridlocked traffic which say us stuck for hours at a emails pace and it was by now dark and navigation the road to the gite in the dark was horrendous. Today I've been to Saint denis again, thankfully slightly less traffic and got the rest of my truck filming done, it was slot hotter today over thirty I would think, streaming with sweat running down into my eyes. The tickets were as friendly as they had been at the docks and I managed to capture a widevarirtyw of lorries although a lot I had seen already including the one paint job at the docks. Then I came back scouting around the town first to establish the urban bus stops, transfer are on the seafront at amoden gare routiere but the urban ones are at the town hall and inland from the transfer interurban facility further up the seafront?the girls are coming with me to sightsee tomorrow Thursday but it isn't that big aplavejust painfully jammed with traffic. They even gave advice in the urban fleet but more importantly I glimpse a transfer decker this morning coming back off schools duties but I can't locate thirty depot, it can't be far away from here but the frenchness of their sites screws up searches, an old fashioned phone book would have been more helpful all their site wants idyllic to phone a contact line or better still for them just click on their slightly outdated info on the website. Enjoyed a dip in the pool, sunniest afternoon so far. Pain not having a better internet. Got email back from sypte re the hassle at Rotherham they don't really give an inch their rules they reckon apply throughout the universe or so it would seem. fter here to edit.
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