|Cliffs of the NE shore and flat, agriculture interior of Grande-Terre|
Saturday May 16th, 2015
Or the eastern butterfly wing of Guadeloupe. We rented a car for 3 days and set off east.
Tom had a blast driving the five speed. Zoom, zoom. I navigated.
Grande-Terre is relatively flat. Beaches line the south side while cliffs edge the northeast and north shore. The west side of the eastern butterfly wing is of course mangroves that make up 1/2 of Grand Cul-De-Sac Marin
We drove all the way to the eastern end and then hiked out the cliff edge to the very end. Next stop Africa. Wow!
|Next stop Africa?|
Medium size, two blade wind turbines dotted the eastern as well the northeastern shoreline. Sugar cane fields cover most if the landscape. We witnessed fields being cut, some freshly planted and many huge bins (carts) filled with sugar cane stalks being delivered by tractor or truck somewhere. However, we have yet to figure out where. No doubt some is going to the various rum factories around the island but with so many sugar cane fields, it seems like some might be for molasses or even refined for sugar. Beef cows are tied up at the edge of nearly every field. At dust we saw dozens and dozens of people tending to these cows. This sure saves on fencing and the cows seem happy as they munch along throughout the day with white egrets near by to keep them company.
|Tom above the cliffs|
|James Bond 007 in Little Nellie?|
|Black and white cemetery|