Sugar Cane Harvest


Freshly crushed can on hard shoulder, old cane debris in gutter

For the ride through the lowlands of Guatemala and El Salvador a constant aspect has been the sugar cane harvest. The side of the road is strewn with mainly squashed canes, and a slightly fermented smell prevails. Trucks laden with canes pass frequently, and men work with machetes in the fields. There are even small trucks clearing the roads of un-squashed sugar canes, in much the same way as there are log salvagers on the coast of British Columbia.


Machete equiped workers


A loaded double trailer

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