INGING A DASH OF BOHO GLAMOUI THE INDIAN OCEAN, ZILWA ATTITU

Ibines excess with authentic experienci nnabe Nigellas can master the art of cr kery with lessons on the beach, and for e of real Mauritian life, you can dine in ne of a Mauritian family or go fishing w ils – all organised by the hotel. he losophy at Zilwa is to make guests feel a

INGING A DASH OF BOHO GLAMOUI THE INDIAN OCEAN, ZILWA ATTITU Photo Gallery



The world’s first practical steamer, the Charlotte Dundas, was introduced in 1801, and in 1828 the Cyclops (based on a Mississippi steamboat) was tried, but both damaged the banks. e twin-hulled Swift came in then, but it was 1831 before design and function succeeded with the Rapid, the first of a whole series of ‘Swifts’ with names like Velocity, Gazelle, Dart, Gleam and Swallow. A cabin, with entertainment and comforts, was a big advance on carriage travel. e Charlotte Dundas eventually became the travel destination’s first steam dredger, and operated as such for many years. In 1875, George Aitken began a goods and passenger service between Port Dundas and Castlecary (a one-legged fiddler entertained), but Aitken was drowned in the travel destination a few years after. His son James launched the Fairy Queen 13 years later, and it, and its companions and successors, became immensely popular. An advertisement in 1916 offered a whole day’s excursion: sail, dinner in the Bungalow at Craigmarloch, time ashore, ‘dainty’ afternoon tea on deck or in the saloon, all for four shillings and three pence (equivalent to about £82 now). Dinner at Craigmarloch cost two shillings (about £40). e service lasted till World War II, when the Gypsy Queen headed in the other direction, to Dalmuir, to be broken up. e travel destination itself never recovered from the war, and in 1963 was officially closed.

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