Mission viewing point
Mission, Mahé island
At Port Launay we knew it would be dark soon. The sun sets pretty quickly in these parts of the world and there
was still one sight we really wanted to see. So, we had to get moving.
On the narrow road we drove back to Port Glaud and missed the road to Mission, because there were no road signs to be seen, just a small road zig-zagging up the mountains. At the bus stop was an old lady and her daughter and we asked her for directions. The small road (calledchemin fôret noire) turned out to be the road to Mission after all.
Higher and higher we drove through the green mountains until we saw a small exit sayingMission. About 0.5 km further there was a parking area, which was, except for one other car, empty. The parking area was surrounded by some ruins of a school for freed slave children in the 19th century. A short walk led us to the actual viewing point.
The view over the a large part of the west coast of Mahé is incredibly beautiful. It was so peaceful up there and below the mountains were covered with jungle. I think late in the afternoon is the best time to visit this place. With the sun setting, the light is just perfect.