Our summer holiday came late in 2017, so while thoughts were turning towards Christmas for many people, ours lay with planning a trip to Mauritius in November. Having never been to a truly tropical destination before, it was our intention to exploit fully the photographic and learning opportunities a destination like this offers. Our walks took us to the top of mountains, through rainforest (with particular emphasis on rain), along coastal paths and through verdant landscapes. Some days were very intense, and on more than one occasion the day ended with muscles screaming with pain and barely enough calories to get us to a restaurant. For us, this is what holidays are all about. Here is a small collection of images highlighting what was an interesting, albeit exhausting couple of weeks.