Friday, January 22, 2016

Petite Martinique

This pic is for my dad.  He likes to know the stats of the places we go
We stopped at Petite Martinique to get a few supplies.  However, after a short walk, we have now decided that we must come back and spend more time on this lovely little island. 

Petit St Vincent where we anchored  sv Honey Ryder

It is just south of Petit St Vincent and northeast of Carriacou.  It is part of the island nation of Grenada.
Hope there is no fire because the trucks got a flat tire
Everything may not be up to date in Petite Martinique (see above and below pics) but most of the houses looked fairly nice by Caribbean standards.  The main/one road was ok. 
Sheep and a few goats everywhere

In fact in some ways this island is quite progressive with their climate change initiative and photovoltaic desalination plant.

Yes, solar panels power their desalination plant.  At look closely at the sign....impressive numbers...14 months to complete at a cost of $1.057 million. I think that is amazing for ANY public works project.
Solar panels - sorry for the blurry pic

New construction
New construction

Local Felix is even using solar panels to dry bananas for his banana flour. 

1 comment:

  1. Very cool. Nice to see some of the smaller islands are ahead of many more developed places. They know climate change is real and the impact it will have with rising sea levels are very serious to island/coastal geographies. No heads in the sand there!