So far So good

Well guys, I’ve made it to my destination at the Roundhouse in Carriacou.  The very nice couple I met at the airport in San Juan, Ray and Jan Sis, joined me on the flight to Grenada and very kindly gave me a ride to the place I was to stay when our plane landed at 9:00 at night.  I was very thankful.  I stayed at a place called the Tamernique Apartments.  It only cost $35 and let’s just say, it was bearable but it was no Comfort Inn.  I swear there was a blind rooster near by because it crowed all night long.  Needless to say, I didn’t get much sleep.  There was a very nice lady, Merlin, who ran the place and she had some words of advice for me about watching out for those men of Grenada who seemed to be the nicest…In other words, they may not be as nice as they seem.  I caught the ferry over to Carriacou.  It took two and a half hours and the views were breathtaking.  I sat on top of the boat and half way through our ride we hit some pretty rough seas and everyone on top of the boat got soaked.  It was quite funny to be honest.  No worries though, we dried off before we landed.  Anyways, enough chating…here are some pics of what and where I’ve been so far. 



The lagoon in Grenada where the ferry left from.






violators will be prosecuted



A sign in the bar at the Lazy Lagoon in Grenada.  I thought it was funny.









The prison in Grenada.  The roof blew off in hurricane Ivan and all of the prisoners escaped.  No worries though, they were all caught.





Carriacou from the Osprey ferry



Mango cabin



The Mango cabin.  My home for the next month.  Nice huh?






My bed.  Its pretty comfy.






Study time.  I’m sitting here right now.



organic cotton



oooo!!! Organic Cotton, growing right here in the garden at the Roundhouse.






cotton bud



Cotton bud before it opens



cotton flower



Cotton flower after the bud opens, before it turns white and fluffy.



sue and rico



Sue and Rico seeding the cotton fluffs.  Sue is the lady I’m studying with and Rico is her significant other, both from Switzerland.  They have made me feel welcome here and I’m very thankful for it. Thanks Sue and Rico!!





Me seeding cotton.









The Roundhouse security Tom and Albert.



silly tom



Tom digging for crabs on the beach.  He doesn’t eat them, he just digs ’em up.






Today’s beach findings. Yes folks, that’s a real conch shell.  They’re everywhere, big and small.  I wonder if I can spin some yarn from seaweed, hmmmmm!!


That’s all for now guys.  On Saturday we’ll be traveling to the next island over, Petite Martinique, to do some more cotton picking.  So stay tuned!


5 Responses so far »

  1. 1

    Jen Palmer said,

    Looks beautiful there! Hope all continues to go well!

  2. 2

    akeck said,

    Looks amazing! Soak it up while you can!!

  3. 3

    Judy Malins said,

    Glad to see you arrived safely.
    It look gorgeous. Enjoy!!!

  4. 4

    Shaun said,

    Glad you have gotten there ok. I am enjoying reading and seeing your pictures. God I wish I was there…I think I would really like it. Ah, to escape from here for a while….I am envious! Love ya!

  5. 5

    Christy said,

    Just checkin in with ya again. I kinda like the weaving I saw today. Make me a shawl with camel or goat hair! Just kidding-you don’t have to do it, but I do need a nice shawl or something to keep me warm in the icebox at work. Love, Christy

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