On 2/10/07 we traveled to Portsmouth, Dominica . We have now left the Windward Islands and have moved to the Leewards and the section of islands called "Mountains & Mangroves". We did not spend anytime here, but we did spend a couple days last year on the way south. On 2/11/07 we moved north to Grand Bourg in Marie Galant (part of the country of Guadeloupe). Sugar cane is the most important crop here. Ox-drawn carts are still in use and some 73 windmills remain in various states of repair. Le Moulin de Bezard has been completely restored to working order and grinds sugar cane from 10:30 to 2:30 for visitors. We decided to hop a bus and tour it, but, again - tour book did not mention that the mill does not operate from October thru June. Plus the tour people do not speak English - only French so we listened to the speal and just kept nodding our heads like we knew what they were saying.
Sugar cane fields