12 August 2012 | Grenada
Carol/Rain and Sun
(Our own private beach on Hog Island)
We told Ann and Denney about the BBQ at Roger's Bar on Sundays and we were looking forward to seeing other cruisers there. We dinghied over ahead of time to check out the beach for a swim. Talking to a couple of locals, it seemed things had changed. We found that several of our favorite restaurants and bars throughout the islands had changed from picnic tables to tables with white tablecloths and we felt uncomfortable in our wet bathing suits and sandy feet. Oh well, they were probably making more money off the mega-yachts and bare boat customers by upgrading their services and prices.
The Sunday BBQ at Roger's Bar used to be a casual affair where you would bring something to put on the BBQ and a dish to share with other cruisers. Now we learned that Roger's "woman" prepared the food and sold it while Roger sold beverages. As we approached Hog Island last Sunday, we encountered a huge catamaran full of Grenadian tourists tied up in front and a table full of buffet food (chicken legs, potato salad and green salad) for $25 EC ($10 US) each. We decided to pass and had pizza at Secret Harbor. But, as you can see from the above picture, we still found a private beach for swimming on beautiful Hog Island.