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Grenada

Before seeing Bonaire and Aruba, Grenada could be my winter home!! What a beautiful island! People were very nice and polite. Clean place even though they have been devastated by 2 hurricanes. The island is 21miles long by 12 miles wide and 100,000 people live here. We docked at St George which is the capital. The crime rate here is only 1% and the prison has only 300 inmates. They contribute that to the fact that whatever a person is sentenced to they do the time. They have no parole. And the prison is self sufficient. They raised all of their food themselves. Think we need to look at how some of these countries do things! Most streets are one way and they drive on the opposite side of the road then in the US. The steering wheel is on the other side also.
Upon meeting our tour guide, we drove up the hill to Ft St George. It looked out over the cruise dock and protected the town. Then we proceeded to Ft Frederick where a delightful local named Alice gave us a tour and history lesson. She has 5 children and lost everything in the last hurricane but her family. Very nice and proud people. From the fort we could see the Caribbean Sea on one side and the Atlantic on the other. From there we proceeded through the residential area and saw some really nice homes and our guide would stop and point out sites to us. We also saw, grapefruit, avocado, mango and banana trees. Our last stop was at Grand Anse Beach. We gained access to the beach through the Grenada Grand Beach Resort. A beautiful place! I toured some rooms and the grounds. The beach was just beautiful! Once we got back to the cruise terminal we went through a shopping center to get back to the ship. A little while after we arrived this morning the Silver Sea Silver Whisper arrived. The ship looked very small up next to the Star Princess.
Our Mangrove tour by skiff in Bonaire was cancelled so we are just going to get off and explore on our own.
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The Prison

The Prison

Ft George

Ft George

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Ft George

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Ft Frederick

Ft Frederick

Dwight and Alice

Dwight and Alice

Ft George--our ship and the Silver Seas Silver Whisper coming in.

Ft George--our ship and the Silver Seas Silver Whisper coming in.

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Grand Anse Beach

Grand Anse Beach

They were playing outside the cruise terminal.

They were playing outside the cruise terminal.

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Posted by tammyk 18:55

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