A Return to the ‘Spice of the Caribbean’

With beautiful beaches, lush jungles and some of the friendliest people in the Caribbean, it’s pretty hard to take a bad photo in Grenada. If you have the chance to visit this tiny Caribbean island – GO!

I don’t remember the name of this beach – but what’s not to love?!

A major highlight of my most recent trip, was watching gigantic leatherback turtles nesting on the beach.  Unfortunately, this was a moment that couldn’t properly be captured on film. No flashes were allowed and it was late at night. However, it was an incredible experience that I wanted to share, despite the lack of image.

The female turtles are between five to six feet long and can weigh up to 1000 pounds. Between the ages of 15 and 20, they return to the beach where they were born (these are some smart ladies!) to lay their eggs, before returning to the ocean. They almost reminded me of dinosaurs, with wise, weathered faces.

If a flash were to go off during the nesting process, the turtles would think it’s daylight and return to the sea. Sadly, as it is, only one in 1000 of these creatures will make it to adulthood. Although I have no photos to share from this experience it was one that I won’t forget any time soon. Since I have no turtle shots, here are some of my favourites photos which were taken at the beginning of May.

Did you know that Grenada produces some of the best cocoa in the world?

Not the best photo, but one I wanted to share. This is what chocolate looks like before it becomes a chocolate bar!

Dougaldston Spice Boucan, a step back in time.

Fishing near the town of Gouyave

Colourful fishing boats.

A view I’d be happy to wake up to each day!

River Antoine Rum Distillery – in operation since 1785. Be careful, this stuff is potent!

No wonder Grenada does so well at the Chelsea Flower Show.

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