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dc.contributor.authorCompa, Lance A.
dc.date.accessioned2020-11-17T17:27:40Z
dc.date.available2020-11-17T17:27:40Z
dc.date.issued1986-11-16
dc.identifier.other1787831
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/1813/75902
dc.description.abstract[Excerpt] Contrasts like that mark the French island in the Lesser Antilles chain. Grande-Terre is flat, hot and bright. Its long, straight beaches are a natural extension of low-lying terrain, full of light green sugarcane fields and grassy marsh. Basse-Terre is a forest green, made somber as the sun rotates the shadows of its high central mountains past the villages below. Only the narrow belt highway around Basse-Terre separates its curving beaches from steep foothills. At every turn in the road, a tiny stream carries the runoff from the mountains, where there are waterfalls and deep pools and springs. Here, instead of the high, classic rainbows of Grande-Terre, the coincidence of sun and rain makes for a thick, stunted rainbow seemingly imbedded in a hillside, like a pre-Columbian slab worshiped by an ancient tribe.
dc.language.isoen_US
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dc.subjecttravel
dc.subjectGuadeloupe
dc.subjectresorts
dc.subjectCaribbean
dc.subjectvacations
dc.titleOn Guadeloupe, A Fine Blending Of Contrasts
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dc.description.legacydownloadsCompa149_On_Guadeloupe.pdf: 193 downloads, before Oct. 1, 2020.
local.authorAffiliationCompa, Lance A.: lac24@cornell.edu Cornell University


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