Thursday, March 15, 2012

Mauritius - Day 2 - finally on the beach!

We woke up the next day at 8:30 am, which must be a record of lateness for our family! We couldn't remember at what time the breakfast buffet finishes, so we quickly got dressed and rushed over. The restaurant was the same as last night, next to the pool, and the buffet was full of yummy stuff, so we took our time and ate lots! On our way out we stopped by the kids' club desk. We signed them up for a 10:30am session of games by the pool and for a 2pm session of water-ski! We then got back to our room, changed into our swimming-costumes and hit the beach! Hurrah! :) :)
As you can see in the photos, the beach is awesome and it's not too busy. It's shallow, has lots of small fish and rocks and it has no waves! It's a bit too shallow for us adults but if you're careful with the rocks, you can swim. At least I can ha ha! :) We played at the beach all morning and had a blast. The kids enjoyed making themselves a swimming-pool in the sand and then filling it up with buckets of water from the sea. They then had to race to get into their pool before the water magically disappeared.. and then they had to go and get some more! It kept them busy for ages! They didn't want to go to the pool with the kids' club, which was fine.
When the Sun got too high, around midday, we went back to our room for showers and then went to one of the bars for a lunchtime snack. The cheese and ham croissant we ordered was yummy but the kids only snacked on a little. They didn't want to try the water ski (!) and they claimed to be a bit tired, so we all went back to our room for some rest.  
After a little while we went out again, this time to check out the lovely enormous swimming pool. We had a lot of fun playing in the water, which was shallow enough for Ana to stand on but not Liam. We then showered and got ready for dinner, and then finally the restaurant opened - we were all staaaarving! It was an Indian buffet and all the food was delicious. They also had pizzas and chicken drumsticks for the younger members of the Potter family, which was perfect, and a little chocolate ecclair for dessert. The adults ended their meal with some lemon meringue pie, which was a little too sweet for my taste, and then it was time for bed. The kids seemed rather alert after their chocolate and I thought they'd be chatting for hours... but in the time I took to brush my teeth, they were fast asleep. :) 

Stephen then went out for a little wander (he really needed to check out the tennis courts he he) - that didn't take too long, and then we went to sleep too.

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