Another walk to Budget Marina
We keep needing items from the marina shop, so we again walked to Prickly Bay to find some replacements.
it’s very hard to see but on our way there were hundreds of crabs, in every hole was living a crab on our stop at Secret Harbour the waitress showed me her long braided hair. she said about every 4 weeks she needs to braid her hair and it takes about 6 to 7 hours!!!! OMG I can’t imagine to be so patient! another house on the way, they do remind us of our time living in the Philippines Prickly bay most of the huge houses look empty I doubt that one would find a sign like this somewhere in Europe we also kept passing by this little patch, which was seeded by a nice asian gardener; he just planted water lemon seeds on this side at the opposite side of the path he had seeded his vegetables; due to Corona he’s stuck in Grenada. he was part of the project building a new campus for an American University. to fill up his waiting time he started to plant some fruits and vegetables Some random pics..
while the laundry was circling in the washing machine I used the wifi at Cruisers Reef and worked on my blog, still having my scraggy hair😉 St George’s close to the fish market some guys were selling the “land” crabs (the ones we saw on our way to Prickly bay in the upper pic) in bundles -of course still alive- Shade man (the bus driver) told as that they starve the crabs for a couple of days before selling, it cleanse their digestion and improves the taste???? he also said, the crabs are very delicious but it’s a lot of work to prepare with not a lot of outcome Hog Island sometimes the island is completely empty, we enjoyed the quiet place the bar at the beach the view direction secret harbour bay we were invited for munchies and a drink at SV Carina to celebrate our crossing chin chin🥂 Our trip to Gouyave
One day we spontaneously decided to take a tour somewhere around the island. We didn’t know where to go so we agreed we just take a bus up the west coast (no 5) and see what happens. I guess sometimes it is better to check first and then make a decision. We got off the bus in Gouyave, google said it was the second biggest town of the island, hahaha. A little village, not very pretty to watch and nothing much to do. After strolling around and being awkwardly watched, or maybe we were surprisingly being watched(?), we decided to take a bus back. Result, we spent 2hours sitting in busses for a half hour walk 💪. Still the drive was pretty and we saw quite a bit of the west coast of the island.
my attempt to take a pic in the bus, btw the orange bottle is a hand sanitiser these two just got off the bus; if you’re lucky you can sit next to sweet little girls like them Grand Mal Bay just north of St George’s close to Beausejour Bay but obviously looking inland a couple of miles before Halifax Harbour here we were at Gouyave, out of the bus beach, palm tree and oven that bar looked quite pretty but was closed and empty Gouyava quay and the beach the main street and everywhere chicken strolling around a little church some houses a creek a gate to a garden remaining tower of an old church, I couldn’t find the name and back in St. George’s, here again in front of the famous tunnel after an easy lunch at the food-truck “mouthful” next to the tunnel, we spoilt us with a nice coffee at the chocolate shop bar A walk from Le Phare Bleu to the next bay called Egmont.
Egmont bay is supposed to be a hurricane hole. We were interested to see how it looks like and as it was only half a mile to walk from Le Phare Bleu we gave it a go.
the little marina offers as well very pretty acomodation the main reason why I took the picture is right in the middle of it; huge ruins of a half finished hotel complex. it’s a pity it’s not really visible as it looked fascinating spooky this side of the bay was obviously belonging more to the rich clientele Egmont bay almost completely closed up very neat lawn a better shot of the ruins a mansion a kind of levada a fancy house with an impressive infinity(?) pool a cosy looking path down to the water, just around the corner it turned into wildness the lake-like Egmont bay pic taken from the bridge the bridge at the end of the bay the whole house, not my favourite architectural building but the pool is quite something and back at Le Phare Bleu marina enjoying a drink in the fancy bar St. Patrick’s day at WhisperCove
Nick, El Capitano, Shell and James only the exchange of James and me we didn’t have a reservation and had to sit at the lower terasse a late night selfie 🤪
Seven Sisters Waterfall
nutmeg El capitano checking on me giant bamboo myself slowly walking down the only sign on the path, but at least there is one 😉 a loooot of nature approaching the fall I really liked the umbrella like fern El Capitano trying the cooling wet it was pretty cool on our way back passing a bar which is probably -in no Covid times- open already back in the bus heading back to St George’s a lazy though interested looking goat
El Capitano swimming in the fall
just a short video taken out of the bus, it shows a little how it looks like in Grenada Again at Whisper Cove