August 9, 2009

Grenada and a time of rest

For the past week and a half, I have been relaxing in the thick warm air of the Caribbean. Just 100 miles north of the Venezuela coast...Grand Anse, Grenada is surrounded by palm trees, lapping waves, smooth sand beaches, and mango trees.

There are fruit vendors on every corner offering freshly picked mangos, bananas, limes and cashews. The locals are friendly, welcoming, and eager to offer assistance. Because English is their national language, it made communication easy, and the easy swing of the Caribbean accent was a reminder to take it slow. Walking down the street, you could not very long before seeing someone sport long dreads or braids; but it was usually the men.

The busses that careened down the streets at breakneck speed, would seat 8 passengers in the US...but there always seemed to be room for one more. Little seats would fold out or we would scootch down the bench a little further. As it was nearing Carnival, preparations were being made, and trucks would drive around with cases of Carib lager and reggae cranked.

With Grenada not a common tourist destination and in the middle of rainy season, it was rather quiet. A more perfect recipe unwinding; would be hard to find.
These are a few snapshots of the time spent there.











2 comments:

  1. Your pictures make me want to travel where the sea laps against the beautiful, sandy beach. I'm glad you got to experience such a beautiful place.

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  2. Thanks for the nice photos of Dodgy Dock Restaurants at True Blue Bay Resort.
    We are very happy you enjoy Grenada!
    Hope to see you back some time soon!

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