Rock with the Pigeons
The Rock with the Pigeons , or Pigeon Rock'n'roll in English, is a uninhabited small island located near the island Plate at broad of the northern coast of the Mauritius. Called the Dovecote at the beginning of the 19th century, when the area was under the sovereignty of European powers , it is today depend on the République of Maurice.
Physical geographyWhen the March 15th 1801 the small island was approached by the Expédition Baudin, the French Jean-Baptiste Bory of Saint-Vincent described it since the Naturaliste by affirming that “ the Dovecote, rock naked and not very far away from the Plate island, is only one enormous prism of basaltic lava; it rises approximation like a headlight in the middle of the floods; its color is a mixture of ashed and rust ”.
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