Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Carriacou, Grenada

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.

During the cruiser's net, there was mention of a beach clean up for the kids at 9 a.m. organized by a local girl and aided by local boats Santiago and Spirited Lady. We decided to do that for an hour or so and then leave. Well, the morning cleanup was followed up by snacks, drumming, and playing.

We spoke to a family that had planned to stay in Carriacou for a few days and have been there for more than a month. Before we knew it, it was lunchtime, with The Lazy Turtle donating pizza to the event.


At that point, it was too late to leave so we stayed for the Fisherman's Birthday dinner at The Old Rum Shop. Dinner is provided for the whole town in honor of St. Peter (the patron saint of fishermen) with cruisers being asked only for a small donation. It was great fun. The kids participated in a giant tug-of-war, played with other kids on the beach, and observed arm-wrestling and beer drinking competitions (we're such good parents).

The people we met in Tyrell Bay were incredibly friendly and welcoming. If we weren't on a schedule, we likely would have stayed longer.  I'm sure we'll be back,  though.

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