This may come as a shock, but you don’t always get high-end internet when you’re traveling thru rural Haiti. I’ve got lovely photographs here, but can’t upload them.
Day Three was an easy day. I left Petit-Goâve and got to Miragoâne just a couple of hours later. I think I only covered about 25km. Miragoâne has a great market and some lovely old-style churches.
Day Four I wanted more of a challenge, so I shot for Aquin. There were some serious climbs there, but every climb you complete rewards you with the exhilaration of blazing downhill on the potential energy you just earned. I am in real nice rural countryside here, and starting to see something I know this ecoregion should have: big birds of prey. I saw what I think were some type of stork and condor.
Les Collines seems to be the friendliest town in Haiti! I was blazing thru there, and every single group of people actually cheered me on! “Bravo, blan!” I haven’t got that reaxion anywhere else.
I’m in a hotel a few kilometers beyond Aquin now. I’m looking out over the sea to a little tropical island. I’m 90% sure there’s pirate treasure buried on it.
I’ll make this short because I’m knackered from cycling all day. All you have to do is click here and donate; it’ll take two minutes and you don’t even have to sweat.
People often talk as though we had to choose to either protect ecosystems or else choose economic development. Nothing could be further from the truth. Haiti’s economic development depends on its ecosystems. I truly believe that a thick forest cover would solve a lot of Haiti’s problems at once. Here’s how:
I wanted to go from Léogâne to Grand-Goâve today. This turned out to be too easy; I was there before noon. Let’s see if I can push on to Petit-Goâve!
So my first day of cycling is complete. One down, about 37 to go. I hit my goal of arriving in Léogâne, but only just.
Reforesting Haiti is good; reforesting Haiti from a moving vehicle is better. Everything is cooler if you do it from a moving vehicle. Please help support reforestation projects both static and dynamic by clicking here. Continue reading
Our bombmaking team have something like 500 seedbombs already made:
Hi guys, this is Conor.
Starting today, I’ll be cycling around Haiti, planting trees, visiting people, having adventures, and hopefully staying out of trouble. Continue reading