Rodrigues is a pleasant place. To me it has a Caribbean flavor — people primarily of African descent, pretty laid back, a little crowded in the town but empty in the countryside. Some cafes, an open market, a supermarket, western (French) foods. The crews of 7 boats went to a nice restaurant last night. Of course it is impossible to talk to everyone, but it was still fun to all be together.
Everyone says it is much nicer here than in Mauritius, but we are on a mission and will be leaving for Mauritius (3 days away) this afternoon. We have 30 knot winds right now, but they are predicted to ease by morning, and will probably be overly light by the time we arrive.