The day after we arrived we toured around to see the south part of the island, the nearby beaches and the town of St. George’s. The beach we like best is Grand Anse beach. The water is so clear you could see to the bottom. And each step you take you can feel the sand cut through your toes and then all of that dust evaporates into the water again. When we are done swimming there we like to go to a small restaurant called Umbrellas. They have the best milkshakes, salads and fries! And my brother says they have awesome wings.
We travel mostly by bus and let me tell you when it is rush hour they stuff everyone in and that makes the bus so heavy that when it tries to go up hill it slides back a bit and hits the other car behind it. And those drivers can be crazy but we always make it to our apartment safely.
After a week my mom and dad decided that we would go to the Maroon Festival in Carriacou, sleep over night and then sleep over night again on a sailboat. Well when the Maroon Festival started, which was at night, there was a big stage and lots of little booths with people selling food. So for dinner all I could eat was a bake, which is a piece of fried bread, because I am a vegetarian and there was mostly meat and fish for sale. Then the show started. There were people dancing and singing and playing the drums. It was fun but we had to leave early because Chris was getting tired.
The next day we packed up and headed for the dock where the captain of our sailboat was. The boat was nice but kind of small. We sailed a couple of hours north and saw lots of pretty islands. For lunch we anchored at the island of Mayreau, which is part of St. Vincent and the Grenadines. So then my dad and our captain took the dingy to the beach and went to join the sailing regatta party that was happening. But Chris, my mom and I went to snorkel for a bit and we saw tons of fish. It was so cool! Then we swam to the beach where we were not allowed to go in to the party because we had our bathing suits on. So we swam back to the boat and sailed to our destination for the night, the Tobago Cays, where we were going to stay over night. We went snorkeling there and Chris saw an eel and we all saw a stingray. The water was so clear and turquoise blue.
After that our captain took us all to the beach for a BBQ. We chose our table and waited a bit for our food to come. To pass the time we went on a little walk to see the other side of the beach and on the other side another person was doing a BBQ too. When we got back our food was there. I had rice and veggies and the rest of them had meat, rice and veggies. When I was done I went to the big wooden swing that was there and was just chilling until Chris came over and took the swing and Chris pushed me so high that I almost fell off. When we were done we headed for the boat. Then we got into bed and fell asleep.The next morning we went to the other side of the island where a small area has been roped off where the sea grass grows that green turtles like to eat. We snorkeled right up close with the turtles and swam with fish and even baby squids! When we wanted a break we did a little hike where we saw tons of iguanas. They were so cute! And we also saw a land turtle that was black and had little yellow dots on it.
Then we headed back to the boat for the trip home. While we were sailing back it would take us about two hours and all that time I laid in the sun. And my belly tans weirdly. Part of it tans and the other part doesn’t tan but this time it burned.
We got back to the ferry dock in Carriacou just in time to catch the ferry that would take us back to Grenada. Now we have been here for 2 weeks and there is a lot more to do!