Mauritius

Anyone who follows my blog or instagram will see I get to travel to some interesting places for work. Some are places you'd only really go for work, and others are more holiday destinations.....I think I can safely categorise this as the latter! The only downside to this trip was that it was so brief.....only two days. By arriving on a Sunday afternoon, and leaving Tuesday night, I only had two opportunities for some free time to put my newly acquired Fuji X-T2 through its paces.

Despite being "Winter" during my visit, it was still very warm with lots of sunshine....something we're lucky to get in Summer back in the UK! I was staying at a nice hotel in the Flic en Flac region, a beautiful long beach on the west side of the island. I must admit this wasn't my first trip to Mauritius, having previously visited there for work almost five years ago. Then, I was staying in the same area, but much further down the beach. Sunday afternoon and evening was purely spent walking all the way down the beach and back. 

On Monday morning I had a brief moment to take some photos before being picked up for work.....

I was back at the hotel just in time to catch the sunset.....

On the Tuesday morning, I had one more chance to quickly walk around the hotel area before being picked up. A brief rain shower had passed, leaving some more dramatic clouds......

....and I had one more crack at nailing that pool side reflection shot. I think this one turned out a lot better! The vertical tilting screen on the X-T2 came in really handy here, as I needed to position the camera as close to the water as possible. I would have really struggled to keep the horizon straight in this five photo panorama with the X-T1.

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After work, it was straight to the airport for my flight back home. Of course it would have been great to stay for longer, but this has given me another taste of Mauritius, and more temptation to return for a holiday one day to see everything this country has to offer.