Leah’s visit – First days

Leah with BB Richard’s daughter Leah arrived on January 16th after spending all day flying from Calgary via Dallas and San Juan, Puerto Rico. We planned on spending a few days exploring Grenada and then sailing in the Grenadines as far north as Bequia before returning to Grenada for her return flights to Calgary on January 31. We were surprised that she arrived on time and with all her bags.
We let her have an easy first day just taking her into St Georges and lunch at BB’s Crabback, our favorite restaurant in Grenada. A tradition there is putting your name and comments on the wall.
At Annandale Falls, Grenada Leah at Annandale Falls, Grenada The next day we hired David to drive us around the southern half of the island. We stopped at Annandale Falls to see the botanical garden. Leah has just graduated with a degree in biology and we thought she would enjoy seeing the many different plants here. And we had to watch the divers do their stuff…
Grand Etang Lake, GrenadaWe had a stop at the Grand Etang Lake, a crater lake about 1000 ft high in the center of the island. As we walked down to the lake we saw about a half dozen monkeys. We had brought bananas with us and they were very aggressive in trying to get them and then very quickly moved into the trees to eat them to prevent other monkeys from getting any. On the way back from the lake the monkeys came looking for more bananas and one actually bit Leah!
Cocoa drying, grenadaWe had a stop at the cocoa processing facility where they ferment the beans prior to drying them in the sun. Ladies walk through the trays once an hour to make sure they are evenly dried. If it starts raining the large trays of beans, which roll on tracks, are pushed under cover. Then the dried beans are packed into bags weighing 137.5 pounds.

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