Day 5: Aquin to Les Cayes

Had a lovely experience at the beginning of the day. I got a flat after just a few minutes. (That’s not the lovely experience; we’re getting to that.) It happened that I was right outside a community center (i.e. some wooden benches with coconut thatch for shade). All forty people sitting there, men, women, and children, mobilized to help me fix it. Ok, so that was a bit annoying having that many people try to do what is, at most, a two-man job, but it’s the thought that counts. Everyone was genuinely friendly, helpful, and interested in my tree-planting and publicity mission. When I was leaving, I asked the name of the town. It’s St. George, just outside of Aquin.

Trees in Haiti! Check out how hardy and productive this  morinda citrifolia is being, growing out of rock and dropping (really expensive) fruit all over the ground!

Trees in Haiti! Check out how hardy and productive this morinda citrifolia is being, growing out of rock and dropping (really expensive) fruit all over the ground!

I’m getting into some really beautiful land these past two or three days. I spent most of today cycling along the coast:

…and stopped in a roadside bar where I was served a beer by a guy called Schopenhauer (honest to god, Schopenhauer) after one of my favourite philosophers.

Made it to Les Cayes and took this photo to prove it:

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Then found a hotel room and made the tiniest friend:

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