We went on to the Citadel with other stops along the way. The fort, constructed over 20 years starting in 1804, sets at 3,000 feet and was designed to defend against an invasion of the harbor at Cap Haitian. It is a major tourist attraction that is being upgraded even now.
Right now, there are two ways to the top, walk or ride small horses. Our group split half and half.
We also made it to the beach on Saturday, after 7 of our group flew home. Sorry guys.
We tried to go to the beach where the cruise ships stop, but they would not let us in because there were no ships there and they were not ready for tourists.
We went back a ways to a hotel where anyone can use the beach. It is nice.
On Monday, we visited a new church being built halfway up the hillside in Cap. They are holding services there as they continue to build. They have had 15,000 people there at one time. It is BIG.
Four more of us flew home on Monday and the remaining 7 flew to Florida on Wednesday. It was a great 9 days. Those of us who have gone every year saw great improvements. The streets are clean and paved. Signs are up, street lights installed (but not working), and paint going on public and private buildings. A new highway is being built to bring tourist from Labadee to both Cap and the Citadel. We no longer see thousands of young men standing around with nothing to do. We all agree that there is more hope now.