Ferney trail 2016

ferney trail 2016
Starting point

There Ferney trail was my second raid after Royal Raid 2016. Over one thousand people gathered at the departure point. If you wanted to compete, you had to go in front because it will would have been difficult to move ahead of the hundreds of runners in front due to congestion till midway.

ferney trail 2016
ferney trail 2016
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ferney trail 2016 – valley

ferney trail 2016

ferney trail 2016

At this point, everyone was walking because of congestion. There was also lots of steps so running was difficult. You had to wait even if you had the energy to run.

ferney trail 2016

Lots of steps to climb.

ferney trail 2016
ferney trail 2016 – Valley of ferney

Checkpoint ahead. Everyone had to wait before moving further. I waited for 5mins. Some of my friends waited for 10mins. I met some friends who are regular trailers but were also stuck in the queue. There was only 1 guy who was writing down the numbers of all participants and he had thousands to note. This was clearly a bad management and everyone was complaining about it.

ferney trail 2016 valley

People arriving at the checkpoint. The slope was quite difficult.

Valley of Ferney

First glimpse of the sea from the mountains

Valley of Ferney - trail 2016

When it was getting very hard..

Valley of Ferney - trail 2016

Downhill was difficult as well. It was quite steepy. The landscape was magnificent but couldn’t appreciate it during the race.

Valley of Ferney - trail 2016

Not the finish point, but there was still some 200metres to go. You would also find kids running the 4km race at the end.

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Selfie with friends. I finished it in 1hr47min.

Valley of Ferney - trail 2016

Lunch served inside this hall

Valley of Ferney - trail 2016

The official website for the trail can be accessed from here : http://www.ferneytrail.com/

 

Cave madame

La cave madam is found in the east of Mauritius, at Roche noir. The access is easy, it is just beside the main road and parking is available. Once you reach there, you will need to go down the steps. Warning : It is quite smelly!

la cave madam
Location of la cave madam
la cave madam
colourful rocks
la cave madam
steps for going down.
inside the dark cave with clear water.
inside the dark cave with clear water.

Note that it is very dark inside. The photo above has been shot with a DLSR using a tripod and an exposure of a few seconds. It will be difficult to observe the rich colors of the rock with only the low natural light.

Domaine de l’etoile

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