Cruise to the Southern Caribbean
Day 5 (01/08/2008)
This morning, we woke up to Grenada, one of the
world's major producers of nutmeg and other spices. We were
docked next to another cruise ship that appeared to have only a few
people on it.
|Nice view of Grenada
|The houses.. these go for close
I went ashore, while mom basked in the sun. There were a number
of people waiting for the victims, I mean travellers to take them
around. I was on a mission to get some Aloe and spices for mom,
so I ended up employing the services of one of the guys that took me
around... which later cost me $25.
|The streets of Grenada
One thing that I've seen common to all of these islands: they have
paved roads, but it appears that there has been no work on the roads
since they were first paved! Lots of potholes, bad road,
etc. Back in 1983, the US came for a military intervention, which
is probably when the roads were made!
Back to the tour. I told this guy (forgot his name) I needed Aloe
Juice. He said he knew where it was, but went around asking
people where he could find it, heh. He did strike out, but I did
end up finding it in one of the shops right next to the port!
Anyway, I did get a good tour through the place. We went through
this tunnel, which was a one-way, single-lane street. This was a
very dangerous endeavor, as you are literally only a few inches away
from cars coming through! The terrain is very hilly, and roads
can be steep.
|Yup, I went through here and
lived to tell about it!
|Lady along the way was selling
|Check out how steep this road
is! Look at the stairs!
|The other side of the tunnel,
one-way road with traffic!
|Heading back to the cruise
Our ship is on the left!
|There appeared to be some sort
of small fire on land
just after we left.
Back on the ship, we had a late lunch, and checked out some stuff on
the boat. We went into the highest floor's lounge, pictured above
on the left as the circular set of windows, and took some pictures:
We then checked out their miniature golf course. It was a bit
difficult because there were no "sides" or "borders" to each hole, like
there are in traditional miniature golf courses. I beat mom, but
then we played two holes at the end, and she beat me! It rained
for a bit, and stopped just before we were ready to play. We saw
a really big rainbow!
|Some of these shots were really
|Can you see the rainbow?
That night we went to see musical comedy by Kimika - a
husband and wife team from England.
They were really funny, with the ending of the woman doing a Tina
Turner entrance. Hilarious!
We went to the third Ballroom dance class, the Merengue. Mom
ended up being my dance partner! We did pretty good.
I went to see a little of the Karaoke Power Hour, which was
interesting.. One guy from Canada sang "New York, NY", which I thought
was the best one!