One month on and here we are still in Mt Hartman, watching the topical
weather come in and we have just watched tropical Emily move to the North of
us. The temperatures are in the high nineties with 95% humidity most days
so we look a little like wet dish rags but so does everyone else and it doesn’t
stop you from enjoying yourself does it?
I will fill in the blanks for the month of July later, but as it is one
year ago today August 8th our journey began I think it is good to celebrate
Grenadian Style with Carnival......
today at 04.30 our carnival began with J’Ouvert, difficult to describe,
lots of jab jab, didn’t understand the oil bit, covering yourself with waste
engine oil seems a bit excessive to me but it was great fun even though we stuck
to coloured paints. Each parish has it’s own colour theme and we ended the
morning wearing all twelve colours. Some of the guys in the parades
started their parties on Sunday night with the final of the Pan Band
competitions and will continue until Wednesday with the ‘LIme Down’ (for
“limeing”read drinking rum, chilling out and chewing over the events of the past
three days on the Grand Anse Beach. We are now home preparing for this
evenings party which will start at 20.00 and then we rest until tomorrow
afternoon’s Pretty Mas Parade.
Pictures will follow........................................