LUSH Celebrates her 1st Birthday!
A year ago today LUSH was handed over to Eddie, Marie and crew. Wow what a year it’s been, from packing the boat for the world trip in Southampton to then setting sail a week later on our World Adventure. Here we are in Mauritius (Indian Ocean) over 20,000 nautical miles later and as you’ve all, no doubt, gathered from this blog it truly has been the trip of a lifetime!!
LUSH has looked after us extremely well on this voyage and is still in superb condition ready for oceans and weather to come! We are just about to leave Mauritius and set our sails for the French island of Reunion, less than a day’s sail away.
While in Mauritius we were based in Port Louis. There wasn’t any suitable anchorages for LUSH around the island so unfortunately we couldn’t cruise and explore as we normally do. Top three things about Mauritius for me…
No 1. The people are extremely helpful and generous (everywhere we went they’d give us something for free). I have not experienced such generosity as this from so many people in one place, whether it was the taxi driver giving me a bag of mangos or the waiters giving us free drinks, food etc. They’d always give you something extra. Love it!
No.2 It’s cheap! Even in the 5 star hotels, ie champagne cocktails for less than 5 euro!
No.3 The supermarkets are fantastic!! You just can’t beat the French islands when it comes to food especially meat and cheese! Gosh, I was like a kid in a toy shop!! And the great news is there’s more to come… bring on La Reunion!!
One Life…. Celebrating it today that’s for sure 😉
Audrey and team LUSH xxx
Congrats on one year journey into your world sailing trip , your blogs are wonderful and we agree it is truly is the trip of a lifetime
Hope your next 20k nautical miles are safe from all danger , do not rush home enjoy the moment ,
Lots of love to all the crew, from all in Westport
Pat and Olive