|La Grande Soufrière, Basse-Terre - GUADELOUPE|
Monday, November 04, 2013
La Soufrière - GUADELOUPE
Another great card from my sister in law great adventure in Guadeloupe, this time showing the volcano that dominates the Basse-Terre Island landscape, La Grande Soufrière (meaning "big sulphur outlet"). They trek all the way to the top, but unfortunately there was some fog and the view wasn't there. Thank you very much Belita and Eric for another awesome card. This postcard took 11 days to arrive!
La Grande Soufrière is an active stratovolcano located on the French island of Basse-Terre, in Guadeloupe. It is the highest mountain peak in the Lesser Antilles, and rises 1,467 m high.
The volcano's 1976 eruption led to an evacuation but no loss of life. While the island was deserted, the German filmmaker Werner Herzog traveled to the abandoned town of Basse-Terre to find a peasant who had refused to leave his home on the slopes of the volcano. His journey is recorded in the film "La Soufrière".