Like many Caribbean islands, Grenada is never short of reasons to throw a party. In fact, the heart of their carnival, what they call SpiceMas, is a week-long party and it’s scheduled to ramp up this weekend. We have already booked ourselves into Port Louis Marina so that we’ll be back with our friends there, front and center for all the action, just as we were last year.
Yesterday’s Gold Medal win by Grenadian Kirani James may have just kick-started the festivities here though. Obviously proud of their hometown boy, I suspect that many of the villagers of Gouyave, where Kirani hails from, haven’t even been to bed since yesterday’s Olympic broadcast. Who can blame them? This is Grenada’s first-ever Olympic Gold Medal and I’m happy that we’re here to be able to share in that excitement.
And as for carnival, here are some sights from last year’s parade…