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Monday, 27 January 2014

My Beach/Coast Runs In Mauritius

Over the past few years I've realised that I absolutely love running along the coastline. This means following the coastline on the beach or trail or over rocks or whatever the coastline offers. I love this!

In Mauritius these runs were so good I can hardly blog about it. There is just too much to share. I took hundreds of photos during these runs.

I ran between the trees above the beaches a bit but mostly on the beaches itself. This was spectacular!





There are pieces of coral everywhere. Some places are impossible to tackle barefoot. I always ran with my Nike trails shoes.



The color of the water is amazing and you can swim safely anywhere. When it was really hot I often dipped into the sea to cool of and then carried on with my run. Yep, I did this with my running clothes and shoes and everything on. Didn't even get any strange looks. :)




I got a good idea of what the hotels and resorts are like.






I also did a lot of rock hopping. I enjoy exploring a rocky coastline the most of all the coastal runs.











I saw some amazing things on my runs in Mauritius. If I didn't run I would have missed out on a lot of what the island has to offer. I also burned off all those extra nibbles and bites we had during our stay. Yes, I actually lost weight while in Mauritius. I bet not too many visitors can say that. :)

Have a brilliant week everyone!

17 comments:

Lisa Isenberger said...

beautiful!

Kovas Palubinskas said...

I love running on the beach, though miles in sand are definitely farther than normal ones. :)

Robin said...

Absolutely gorgeous!

Char said...

Spectacular scenery.

One Crazy Penguin said...

Simply gorgeous!

Cory Reese said...

Oh my. Those pictures are stunning. I love the ones with all the different kinds of rocks. Props on actually LOSING weight!

Jim ... 50after40 said...

I'm not a beach vacation person ... I know, I'm like the only person alive who doesn't enjoy the beach. So is it bad that all of I could think of in those pictures was, "Man, what a great week of training ... getting to run in the sand everyday!" Sad, I know!

Natalia said...

Johann, such a stunning trip! Glad you enjoyed it and you guys had fun. And yes, very jealous that you actually lost weight on holiday!

ajh said...

Wow! Again. Wow!

coach dion said...

That is why we live in Cape Town...

Raina R. said...

What an incredible place to go.. It looks like you had a fabulous time exploring! I would have worn shoes to run too. Nobody needs to relive a foot injury! :D
Glad you had a great time, Johann.

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Karien P. said...

Bliss :) .

Tina @GottaRunNow said...

What a pretty place to run! It's fun to run beside the water, unless it's slanted on the beach, and try not to get wet when the waves come up high.

Lauren said...

So much fun and beauty at once! I love the rock hopping. If you ever vacation in Dana Point, CA, I can take you on some runs just like those (without the coral). Glad you had a great time!

The Padre said...

Awesome!! Dig The Rock Hound Photos

Kate Geisen said...

Seriously wow. This was a real treat after months of dead brown leaves alternating with snow and ice!

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