Guadeloupe

After completing 'Lilo & Stitch' at Walt Disney in Florida
I took an extended vacation in the Caribbean
where I spent 8 days on the island of Guadeloupe.
The southern half of Guadeloupe is called Basse Terre
(see map below)
which is mostly protected wildlife preserve.
In all my travels, it is surpassed only
by Kauai in its natural beauty!
Lush rainforests and superb beaches...
WOW!!
I spent entire days hiking alone,
not seeing a single scrap of trash,
or sign of civilization!











Deep in the rain forest of Basse Terre (see map) near Pointe Noir




Deep in the rain forest of Basse Terre




Deep in the rain forest of Basse Terre




Deep in the rain forest of Basse Terre




Deep in the rain forest of Basse Terre




Close up of tiny airplants on a branch




rainforest waterfalls near La Soufriere




Deep in the rain forest of Basse Terre





Posing with a total stranger in the rainforest near La Soufriere




Pointe des Chateaux, Grande Terre




Pointe des Chateaux, Grande Terre




View from my hotel in St. Anne, Grand Terre




View from my hotel in St. Anne, Grand Terre




Sunrise from my hotel in St. Anne, Grand Terre




A truly remarkable sunset as seen
(not digitally enhanced !)
from my cottage in Malendure, Basse Terre.
Overlooking 'Isle des Pigeons' a unique underwater
wildlife preserve set up by Jacques Cousteau in the 1960's
I took a dozen or so dives there, but was not yet
equipped with my underwater digital camera..
AMAZING diving, untouched, unafraid creatures abound.
Truly a MUST dive for coral reef officianados.




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