Visitors Day – 5

 

 

We rented a Citroën Jumpy for the day. It’s a cool European minivan. It was very different than any minivan you would find in USA or Canada. It had a 2.0L turbo diesel mated to a 6 speed manual transmission.

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It was pretty plainly equipped but had seating for 9.. Gloriously, it also had AC. 

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One of Martinique’s various solar farms. Frankly we don’t know why there are not more of these in the Caribbean. There is so much sun down here I’m pretty sure they could power entire islands with solar and wind. Unfortunately they keep using diesel generators and the cost of electricity is some of the most expensive in the world.

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We found a neat little abandoned campground and restaurant to have our lunch at.

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It was very neat to look around and picture what this place was like in its hayday. It was a little sad.

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After lunch we headed back to Sainte Pierre to view the runs of the 1902 volcanic eruption. As I mentioned before, that eruption killed 30,000 people.

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All that is left of the original storefronts and warehouses at the waterfront.

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View from down below.

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Jonah and Guido got overheated so they took a break under a shady tree.

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A brand new palm tree.

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We headed inland and we treated to spectacular views in Le Morne Rouge. Rhonda’s flu had got the best of her and she remained in the van.

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Le Morne Rouge also had a spectacular church and graveyard. Quite stunning.

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A pretty darn big moth.

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I’m definitely not a church person, but this was a damn beautiful place. This church was built in 1895.

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The picture doesn’t do justice to this immaculate staircase.

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  4 comments for “Visitors Day – 5

  1. Ryan
    January 23, 2018 at 11:00 am

    How come no fishing pics??? In the pic of Teddy and Jonah I’m glad Teddy had a place to rest his arms. Also just wondering if it got hot in the church???? You didn’t burst into flames???

    • travis
      January 23, 2018 at 1:22 pm

      No I didn’t get hot.. But it was uncomfortable when the priest came out holding his cross and yelling “Christ compels you, Christ compels you”.

  2. Georgette and Russell Drolet
    January 23, 2018 at 11:21 am

    The church is beautiful. Ryan , you are too funny.

  3. Judy Wizniuk
    January 23, 2018 at 2:14 pm

    It was a fabulous day…..Martinique is a beautiful place….I love it. So quaint….the old buildings…restored….lovely little shops.. not to mention the bakery….cheese….love it……this is probably the closes I will get to Paris… Thank you Travis and Rhonda…and kids. Quincy for giving up his room….such a generous move! THANK YOU PARTY OF 5….

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