I spent my last couple of hours in Grenada putting together this post. I hit publish, boarded the plane, and got back today. Only when I hit publish, my post disappeared into some unknown ether. Gone from drafts to nowhere I can find, so I have just put it together again, with a very sleepy head.
Recipes, Grenada restaurants and more soon. Enjoy my last postcard for now :)
Buying Jacks (small fish) in the blazing sunshine in Grenada
Selling jacks on the key in Grenada
Old phone boxes, Grenada
Happy Hill, Grenada
Buying nutmeg in the shell at the nutmeg factory, Grenada
Victoria Secrets, Grenada
The wild Atlantic, North Grenada
Met this guy sun drying his own cocoa in his driveway – most people have their own trees and do this
The Pink Palace, Grenada
Lush gorgeous rainforest in Grenada (the monkeys are in there!)
I can’t quite believe that my week on this beautiful Caribbean island is coming to an end, but it is. It has been quite the non-stop adventure. I am busier here than I am in London, simply because there is so much that I want to see, and taste.
Lets start with an overview, and I will be back with more details and videos soon. More photos too, as this is really just the very tip of what I have taken.
Nutmeg in the shell, Grenada
Mace drying the sun, Grenada
Sun dried mace, Grenada
Nutmeg, with mace, in the fruit – all parts are used
Met this young guy on the road, Grenada
The lovely folks at Belmont Estate, Grenada
Grenada Chocolate Company
Selling fresh fish from the back of a truck – jacks, very popular and in season now
Greetings from Grenada folks! Gre-nay-dah! Not Greh-nah-dah! In the Caribbean and not in Spain. I have been explaining that a lot. When my Irish accent meets Grenada, everyone thinks I am in Spain.
I am on the Spice Island. There is nutmeg everywhere, cinnamon too. Pimento, and in season cloves. Bay everywhere. Larger and more luscious waxy leaves than what we know. Bergamot scents the air occasionally. Mangos, papaya, so many bananas. Rich flavours, colours and smells permeate the air, and the Atlantic washes the coast every few seconds. My Atlantic from Ireland but the other side of it. The warmer bit.
I have done so much, I am very tired as I type. Hundreds – actually thousands of photographs in – video too. I take video on all my trips but never get the time to edit it. Rather I am never that inclined to. I am forcing myself to do that now. My little craptop, which is missing keys and has others that refuse to work gets me by, but is very whiny when I edit video.
I did though. And here it is. My first one from Grenada is not about food, except that it features bananas. More importantly it features monkeys. Mona monkeys from Grenada. How could I not?!
Now just to warn any newbies – I shoot and edit this myself, so it is well – not BBC standard. But I hope you like it anyway. I had fun.
Enjoy and back soon with lots more spice, seafood and chocolate talk.