Thursday 11th January 2007
Anette and I took a walk around St George in Grenada
last Sunday afternoon, and it amazing to see how much damage Hurricane Ivan had
done. Many of the damaged buildings had been re-built, but
it was still sad to see that so much devastation had occurred.
We also saw some inter-island cricket going on and lots of tourists from the 2
cruise ships in. We left St Georges later in the day and sailed
around to Prickly Bay, on the south of the island, and anchored up in a very
still fiord like bay.
Tuesday saw us doing some shopping at St George
and just generally hanging around the bars, and then Tuesday we went for a tour
of the island. We went to old cocoa plantations and saw much
evidence of why they call Grenada the "Spice Island". In parts you
could smell the cinnamon, bay and cocoa in the air. We found some
waterfalls high in the rain forest and jumped straight in to the deep pools
- refreshing or what?
Wednesday we thought that we'd go back to Carriacou,
but this time using the express catamaran ferry that runs around the
islands. We wanted to take a look at some real estate there, and
just wander around the island a bit more. The ferry took 2 hours to
get to Carriacou and another 2 to get back. It was a good way to see
more or Grenada as the ferry hugged the coast.
We're moving around to Hog Island today, for another
scenery change. Talulah gets hauled out of the water on Friday
afternoon in St David's Bay. I need to check underneath the boat and
do some maintenance.
Photos are of St Georges, Grenada, me swimming under
the waterfall, and Anette learning all about the spices on