Monday, July 29, 2013

Kenscoff Mountain Walk - Part 1


Jake, Adrian and Janise Tamminga wanted to spend a night in the mountains of Kenscoff. Visitors in the past have spent a few hours hiking in the mountains and this was a first for us to organize this. It is a good way to meet the people who live in the area of Pastor Pierre's churches.

Kimosabee had no problems driving up to Kenscoff! The most important thing that we needed to make sure of with this overnight trip is to bring drinking water. There was a cholera outbreak in the mountain area the visitors would be visiting and we wanted to make sure that they would be safe with the drinking water.

People who live far away in the mountains have to have strong legs and a strong back. Things that people have need to be carried large distances usually on their heads.

Behind this tall grass is a house.

A teacher/church worker of Pastor Pierre's is seen leaving the doorway of the grass hedge.

Behind the tall grass is where Pastor Pierre lives with his family. His wife is holding onto Jeff Jr., their youngest child. He was just waking up from a nap when we arrived.

We spent a few minutes at Pastor Pierre's home before driving up to Godet for the mountain walk.

This is the home where Pastor Pierre lives with his family.

They have a small yard surrounded by grass, trees and banana plants.

A view of a neighbours green onion field is seen through a gap in the vegetation.

His yard is a cozy area to relax.

When it rains, the water drains from the roof into a covered water cistern in the ground.

We had a quick tour of the property.

Amos looks like he is ready to have a long rest!

We headed up the mountain road/trail towards Godet.

It was a scenic route. Everything is green from the regular rains in the mountains this time of year.

The mountain scenery is beautiful.

There are steep slopes leading off the side of the road.

When it rains water raises through this gully.

During rainfall it is dangerous to walk in certain areas of the mountains.

Janise took the photos while I was driving. I didn't want to drive off the narrow road while taking photos:)

It was a cloudy day, which made good weather for hiking.

You can see that the road to Godet isn't very wide. I was praying that we wouldn't meet up with another vehicle coming from the opposite direction.

Lower down the mountain development is taking place. Large homes are being built with scenic mountain views.

The cloud cover was hanging low that day.

I kept both hands on the wheel and kept as far away from the edge/drop off that I could :)

Every now and thn I would peek out to enjoy the scenic drive :)

A metal gate shows the view inside this property.

We passed this woman and her horse.

This curious cow was watching our progress up the mountain road :)

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