|Mark showing his carnival spirit...for 5 minutes |
and then it was just too hot.
Wednesday, August 13, 2014
Tuesday, August 12, 2014
Carnival in Grenada culminates in 2 days of parades and celebration. This was our Monday:
- Jouvert - celebrants douse themselves and others with oil and paint (and even a splattery-brown, chocolate based mixture) and dance to loud music. It starts at 3 a.m. but we arrived around 6 a.m.
- Fancy Pageant Mas (short for masquerade) - colorful costumes, dancing, loud music.
- Monday Night Mas - a parade of lights, dancing, loud music. It was like being in a slowly forward creeping disco.
Wednesday, August 6, 2014
|We won 7 goats and a sheep. This little guy is trying to make it 8.|
On stage. Surrounded by children.
Tuesday, July 29, 2014
Throughout our sailing slog southeast from the Bahamas to Grenada, we enjoyed some beautiful and interesting areas. However, we had left our sailing friends behind and there were very few kid boats. We were really looking forward to getting to Grenada and getting Mark and Conrad some friends their own age.
Tuesday, July 22, 2014
Tuesday, July 15, 2014
Grenada has already established itself in our book as a place that sucks you in. We learned this the second morning after we arrived in Tyrell Bay on the island of Carriacou. We had checked in the day before and planned to make our way south towards Prickly Bay on the main island to meet my parents who were flying in from Chicago in a few days. We meant to leave in the morning.
Tuesday, July 8, 2014
|Steph on Endless Pleasure took this. It looks like we're sinking.|
We started for Bequia at daybreak and decided to sail along the windward side of St. Vincent. It was a bit lumpy (2 of our wine glasses broke that had survived a year and a half on the boat) but the wind was decent and we made good time. It was weird watching Endless Pleasure in the big seas because it was like watching ourselves get bounced around. It also looks worse from a distance, as you don't realize you're moving around as much when you are on the boat. We caught a nice Black Fin tuna just as we rounded the bottom of St Vincent.