Thursday, September 20, 2012

The Honeymooners

The Newly Weds
The last week has been spent enjoying the company of Kristin (my old school friend) and Ross while they were on holiday here in Grenada for their honeymoon. When friends and family visit us for a holiday regardless of whether they stay on board with us or in the comfort of a hotel, it feels like a holiday for us too. We do things we don’t usually do, go to places we don’t normally visit and eat out in places we wouldn’t normally frequent. This visit from Kristin and Ross was no exception. The newly weds were staying in the gorgeous True Blue Bay Resort the perfect place for a honeymoon (or even a wedding as its where Sim and I got married almost 3 years ago). We didn’t want to encroach on their loved up time too much but met almost daily for lunches or dinners, day sails and BBQ’s or simply to get ice creams or smoothies.

Mourne Rouge Bay
We took them for a sail around to Morne Rouge Bay, a secluded spot that other boaters don’t visit; we jumped in the sea, frolicked on the beach, ate ice cream and dug holes in the sand for the baby bump to lie in. I joined them at their hotel for a cooking class (also attended by other cruisers who now flock their in their masses as part of the weekly events taking place in Grenada). We cooked Roti (which is an all time favourite – curry wrapped in flat bread), we even got to eat a “here’s one we prepared earlier” by the comical chiefs who are thriving on all the cruisers attention. Needless to say I was left defeated by the scrummy BBQ we had later on Alianna.

The Comical Cooking Class
On Sunday we met up and went to The Aquarium, a favourite spot of ours for the Sunday BBQ and live band. The setting is idyllic; tables are set almost on the beach with views out across the bay to St Georges. It has a Mediterranean feel to it with large black rock boulders decorating one end of the bay. When you feel like taking a dip in the sea to cool off from the stifling heat make sure you are wearing a mask so you can snorkel on all the rocky outcrops, coral fans and colourful fish that dart about under the water. As the sun starts to dip in the sky a band pipes up playing Bob Marley covers and other soothing Caribbean classics as the evening is limed away.

The Aquarium
Their last few days have flown by despite being very chilled. We met up for meals at the Tiki bar, De Big Fish or the Dodgy Dock, walked into Grande Anse for fresh fruit smoothies and chilled by the pool at True Blue Bay Resort. But all good things come to an end and it feels that almost as quickly as we have said “hello” it is time to be saying “goodbye”. Last night we watched as their plane flew over head on its way back home. Hope you had a great honeymoon Kristin and Ross. Until the next time my friend………..
Old school buddies!

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