Day 1 + La Sagesse
Skipper and First Mate Millard (Big Bear and Pepe)
Mon 6 Jul 2009 19:02
Oliver delivered the car at 09:30, we gathered some juice, swimwear, maps and off we went. Along the coast road toward Prickly Bay. We stopped at Prickly Bay Waterside a stunning development of apartments ranging in price from US$ 530,000 up to 2,995,000. Keith was pleased to show us round and outline the plans for the new marina. Watching the boats in the lagoon it was clear to see why the bay has a reputation of being a very rolly anchorage. Bear and Keith had a couple of beers, me fresh pineapple juices. After an hour or so, time to continue our exploration.
The houses along the well laid road were nestled into steep hills.
Getting near to lunch time Bear directed us to a small bay with a pretty little hotel called La Sagesse. "If I had one day to spend in Grenada, it would be at La Sagesse" wrote the Hunter Travel writer - Lynne M. Sullivan. www.lasagesse.com Located in St David's is one of the most beautiful beaches in Grenada.
The history of La Sagesse is full of colour. Apparently the estate was first owned by an English lord who decided he wanted HIS beach private.The incensed locals tied him to a tree and there followed many court appearances, the result was no locals were convicted and their action led to ALL beaches on Grenada being public for ALL.
We ate a light lunch in the open-air restaurant set amongst stunning tropical gardens
After lunch we walked along the beach and explored a river estuary where we saw huge dragonflies, little blue heron and small river fish.
Views to the left and to the right of the bay
Bear posing for a very traditional picture. Time for a swim then onward
Had to stop and take this shot of Bear's Construction. Then on to Laura's Spice Garden
ALL IN ALL A GREAT START TO OUR TOURING