01.09.2013 - 01.09.2013
Welcome back to Guadeloupe! Today we escorted a panoramic tour. Guadeloupe is actually 5 islands, but the two larger islands, separated by a narrow sea water channel, are the most populated.
Our guide is pointing on the map to our location. The two main islands are frequently referred to as forming a butterfly shape. During the 4 ½ hour tour we traveled into the rainforest in the western island, Basse-Terre, and then to several sites on the eastern island, Grand-Terre.
Sugar cane grows uncultivated here since 2005, when the government stopped the export of sugar since it had become unprofitable. Tourism is now the main industry.
A walk into the rainforest took us to Crayfish Waterfall
A house of the living –
-A house of the dead. This cemetery is in the city of Morne-a-l’-Eau. The black color of morning for Europeans and the white color of mourning for Africans are combined, symbolic of the island history.
- What can I say – it’s a French island!
We made a brief stop at this restaurant on our way to the southeastern most point of land.
This is Castle Pointe, with a wild surf and amazing rock formations.