Good Times in Greneda
10 November 2014 | Prickley Bay, Grendeda
We've had a great time during our month stay in Grenada where we reconnected with some old friends, made some new friends, and had adventures with all. Had a gas playing trivia and winning a little money as well as a sheep (which I didn't keep) at Big Bingo at Prickley Bay Marina. Tasted and learned a little about how to prepare Grenadian cuisine at True Blue cooking class. Went the opening of the new West Indies Micro Brewery on the island and sampled their beers. Got dirty and sweating making our way through the bush and into some neighborhoods on four hashes. Bought fresh fruits, vegetables, and fish at the St. George Market. Brushed up on our Spanish in classes at the Venezuelan Cultural Center and joined the conversational group with Sandra. Practice yoga and tai chi with Pierre-Yeves and Marille four mornings a week. Joined our friends anchored in Mt. Hartman Bay for a dinghy raft up concert. Rode the bus to Grenville, then hiked to Mt. Carmel Falls, one of the many waterfalls, where we got a pounding massage under the falls, slid down the chute, and had a quiet swim in the pools. We got rid of a bag full of unneeded items at the Big Jumble where we made enough money for a night out. Cutty's Island tour took us through villages, beautiful beaches, rain forests, and mountains where we saw coco, nutmeg, cinnamon, and exotic fruits growing and being processed in old and new facilities. Of course we made the mandatory stop at rum distilleries to see how our favorite beverage is made and did a little imbibing. On our last weekend we went to the St George Museum for First Friday jazz. Of course, we had to order in a new regulator as well as a clutch for the water maker for two of the many boat projects we worked on here because, after all, living on your boat is really just working on your boat in exotic locations.
It's now time to move on. We'll be pulling the anchor this afternoon, setting the sail, and heading west to Bonaire. We're hoping for fair winds and following seas as has been forecast.