Grenada Carnival

Phil May and Andrea Twigg
Tue 11 Aug 2015 14:21
We arrived back in Grenada just in time for the start of the “Spicemas” carnival.  Like other carnivals, this involves a lot of bands parading through the streets.  We had a prime viewing position from our berth in the marina, which was good until we wanted to sleep. 
The Spicemas celebrations have different themes on different days, but the main processions are J’Ouvert on Monday and the Pageant Mas on Tuesday.  Bank holidays make it a four day weekend, to allow everyone to participate.
The view from our cockpit, of the thronged streets and band trucks
Participating in J’Ouvert is mostly a question of covering yourself with paint
A lot more work goes into producing the Pageant costumes
I liked this group’s costumes.  (The pretty pastel colours, obviously.)
This guy had some clever mechanics to link his arm and leg movements to his costume
All ages take part (although it did take some time to find a granny who looked like she was enjoying herself)