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.