We have been here for a couple of weeks now experiencing this beautiful island. The people are full of love, happy and full of life. Smiles are genuine. And the kids have a respect for elders here that is pleasant to witness. There are alot of places where you have to hunt down the waitress to get your bill or if you forget to pay you probably have to remind someone. Life is at a slower, calmer pace.
The vegetation is full of life also. Every step lurks a small creature, a blooming flower or ripening fruit. Simply beautiful! Every sunset and sunrise is a piece of art. We have been enjoying the scenery’s bike riding everywhere, also taking hikes and walks. The hills are steep and there is lots to see. Did I mention the Very steep hills!?! We not once but twice we made the trek from Secret Harbour Marina to St. George. There and back is 9.3 km each way which totals to about 11 1/2 mile bike ride. We do alot of bike rides to the local IGA grocery store (4.9 km each way) and make sure to make a stop with the ladies on the corner under the white tent to eat some cheap local food. A ton of food for 12 EC (Eastern Caribbean dollars) in American dollars its about $4.50! You cant beat that! They also make a drink called Mauby, they say its good for mans blood. Made from tree bark and fruit extract, with misc spices and brown sugar. Tastes extremely tart and has a powerful after taste of anise. Its an acquired taste for sure!
The weather here is beautiful. During our few weeks here the rain has come and gone in hours. Sometimes as soon as we are finished running around the cabin closing our hatches the weather is back to beautiful. Dry season is from Jan – May. Rainy season June through Nov. If you pay attention to the sky you can see when a squall is approaching to give you a “heads up” prediction of rain ahead. There is not really a winter- summer as the weather here is 80 degrees give or take year round, a little cooler in the dry season. September happens to be one of the hottest months of the year and it is currently HOT! The beauty about the weather in Grenada is that the temperature can be high, but it never feels too humid. The cool sea breeze takes care of that. The best part of living on a boat is all you have to do is jump in and ENJOY.
The cruising community here is vast. Alot of boats and people from different parts of the world. Everyone is always out to help one another. The social life is busy. Always lots of fun events going on. We enjoy meeting new people and fellow sailors, sharing our stories and adventures to get here. With all the love, culture, and tropical influences on this island its hard not to be in love with this place. Grenadian love.