|Hillsborough within Carriacou, Grenada (Photo credit: Wikipedia)|
Grenada is an island in the southwestern Caribbean Sea. We visited the island of Grenada on the same cruise that we sailed through the Panama Canal. This island is known as the "Spice Island" because of nutmeg and mace crops. The whole island smells like nutmeg. This island also produces cinnamon, cloves, and ginger. I think it would be awesome to live somewhere that always smelled so wonderful.
|Myristica fragrans Nutmeg. The picture was taken in Zanzibar. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)|
The memory I carried home from this little island involves a couple of things. First, we were tendered in from the ship to the island. The island did not have a large enough port that would allow a ship as big as ours to dock. So they used these ' little boats' as tenders and took us in to the island. That is kind of a scary thing the first time that you do it. But we arrived safely. Then we hired
a tour bus (big enough for 6 of us)that took us on a little tour of the island. We went up into a hilly area of the island and the bus pulled over to the side of the road and stopped. It was in a pretty deserted place. I was kind of nervous. The driver go out and went around to the back of the bus and came back with a tray of handmade items that his family was selling. He wanted to get to us first, before we made our final stop at the tourist trap that was in the local town.
|English: Grand Anse Beach, St. George's, Grenada, West Indies (Caribbean) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)|
I didn't leave Grenada with a good feeling! And I felt like a 'feelthy' American. I am sure that most people from Grenada were not like this man. But he sure didn't help with tourism, in my opinion.
We are moving right along in the A to Z April Blogging Challenge. I am off to see what G means to the others.