L'eau-forte " tour of the apartment
" is a two person tourist apartment overlooks the natural swimming
pool and the ocean. Easely accesible, it is situated in a cul-de-sac
with car parking space pratically at the front door of the apartment.
" L'eau-forte " lives up to its name as from here you can hear
the sounds of the waves braking on the black rocks wich characerize
the southern coast of the island. The apartment baasts two good-sized
windows and a lilttle veranda from where you can admire the ocean
and the distant horizon. And between October and March witness the
spectacular sunset in the water close to the " Petite Ile " (reunion's
only off-shore island wich serves as a refuge site for sea- birds
such as the " noddi ").
The little garden wiche overlooks the sea is a perfect place to relaxe
and observe the ocean. Such is the magnificient view of the ocean
one feels almost like a sailor on the deck of his ship, with the advantage
here of not being subjected to the tossing sea !
At any hour of the day it is possible to spy the gr'een lizrd of Manapany
( a protected species by the Washington convention) climbing along
the walls on the tree trunks. This is also a good spot to see the
beautiful " paille en queue " wich nest in the fall cliffs opposite
the apartment. These tropical birds sport long white tails and grace
the emblemes of bothReunion and Mauritius.
The swallows arrive just before night fall as do the bats wich are
the little black fluttering forms you can distinguish in the sky in
the last light of dusk. On certain mornings from the window overlooking
the sea you can see the turquoise-blue parrot fish swimming in the
And on some occasions during the southern winter you may be lucky
enough to spot hump backed whales as they make a top at the bay with