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Having been in Grenada for a week now, we felt that it was only fitting that we get out and see a bit more of the island than the southeast corner where we’re anchored. So together with our friends on Snowbird, we commissioned our new friend Joe to take us on a tour of the island. Joe is one of the local bus drivers here and he went out of his way to make the tour a positive experience.

Our outing began at 9:00 AM and we weren’t dropped back at the marina until well after 6:00 PM. We were in and out of his van a LOT! We visited a couple of different rum distilleries, including the only one in Grenada which still uses a stream-driven waterwheel to crush the cane. We stopped at Laura’s Herb and Spice Garden, where we were given an educational tour showing us a variety of plant life. We visited Annandale Waterfall where we watched a couple of kamikaze cliff jumpers leap into the “refreshing” pool below them. We had lunch at a cocoa factory, went in search of monkeys (unsuccessfully) and traveled to the far northern coast of Grenada where we saw the location that numerous Carib warriors jumped to their deaths rather than surrendering to the French.

Anyone looking to do a similar tour should get a hold of us and I’ll pass along Joe’s contact info. He gets our vote.


  1. Wonderful pictures, thank you for the quick tour of Grenada. We always look forward to your next post to read with our morning coffee.

  2. Lovely pictures guys!
    Very much looking forward to getting down to Grenada way 🙂

    Keep the awesome blog coming

  3. Well, some are having their morning beer and admiring your fantastic report and pics. If your going to be drunk all day, you have to start in the morning! Im kidding of course, its oatmeal and blueberries. Thanks for sharing!

  4. Love it! (Laura from facebook) 🙂

  5. Such great photos! I can just (almost anyway) imagine myself there as well. I miss the ‘heavy’ air of the Caribbean – full of humidity, heat, and the scent that I can’t describe.

    If you don’t mind my asking, what did Joe charge you for a full day of touring?

    • The air sure is thick right now. I little rain squall is just passing us.

      I’d rather not post the price we negotiated on the blog but I will say that it was extremely reasonable. If you’re really curious, send me a message on FB or by email.

  6. Mike,
    Could you please explain how a steam driven waterwheel works ?

    I have never heard of one of these.

    Thank You

    Bill Kelleher

  7. I don’t usually get to the computer until the evening. However, here are the usual lovely pictures, and fun and honest commentary. It’s your blog that keeps me from giving up on the dream.

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