Friday, June 27, 2014

Sugar cane season

Sugar cane is the biggest crop here on Reunion and we are just coming to the time of year when the sugar cane will be cut.   (Some info on Reunion's sugar cane crop is found here).  In the next few weeks and for the next few months the local roads will begin to get clogged with tractors towing overflowing trailers full of harvested sugar cane.  At this time of year whenever I get stuck behind a tractor I find it oddly relaxing, taking it as just another reminder of the slower pace of island life!

Out walking recently I took a few nice photos of the sugar cane being watered, as well as getting refreshing showers at the same time!  In a few weeks the tall fields of cane will be gone leaving behind bare brown earth waiting for the next crop to begin. 

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