Bill used Google Earth to locate the roofs of a village lost in the mountains far above Les Cayes. He made the ascent there this week - the first "outsider" to ever do it. This is his account of that journey:
Where the road ends, the adventure begins. Can't quite tell you all the story. But I will tell what I can and leave the rest for other ears.
It was a Friday afternoon; we left on a journey. I knew not where it would end. I had a general idea of where I was headed but God must surely direct our steps.
We sailed across the channel some 11 miles or so, in a 22 foot Haitian keel boat to a bay on the mainland called Grande Baie Du Mesle. I met Sonel there and we set out together. Hoping to get an early start, we decided to find a place to sleep on the way. But no. No hotel. No motel. No other convenience along the way. We're not in America anymore, Toto.
We continued winding through a valley strewn with coconut trees and people, living mostly in shacks, with n...