So long Grenada.
From Constellation - April/May 2011 - Eastern/Southern Caribbean
The cruise ship pier is empty after we leave.
We also get one last look at Fort George.
As we sail away we can see the Grenada National Stadium.
Back on the ship. It's time to relax.
There's Sheila again.
I think he is going to jump.
Last stop is the Annadale Falls.
Grenada is the very ideal of a lush tropical island.
Sheila enjoying the scenery.
We pass a cricket match on the way back to St. George's.
See the cocunuts?
We're having a great time.
Another view of the nearby islands from the restaurant's upper deck.
After lunch we have time to relax on the restaurant grounds.
It was a mesmerizing view.
Pearl's Rock with Bird Island in the background.-
Most of the group is still inside. Sheila is on the far left.
Looking north from The Estuary.
Our group had the place to ourselves.
Pretty rough surf.
We had excellent views from the restaurant.
What a cutie.
He made himself at home.
Next stop is lunch at the Estuary Restaurant. Sheila found a cat.
This is an abandoned Cuban aircarft at the airfield.
Next stop is an abandoned air field that was used by the US during the 1983 invasion of Grenada.
Last stop on the tour is the distiller.
Does not look that appetizing to me.
We then go inside where the cane juice is boiled in large metal basins.
A distillery employee tells us about the sugarcane grinder behind her.
Piles of leavings from crushed sugarcane dry in the sun.
The River Antoine Rum Distillery.
Our group takes in the sights.
The distillery is the oldest in the Caribbean and has a working waterwheel.
Plaque at the River Antoine Rum Distillery.
We're on the Atlantic side of the island now and the surf is rougher.
We stop for a look at Lake Antoine on the way to the River Antoine Rum Distillery.
A cashew in the making.
A cashew tree.
Another view with a church in the foreground.
Mandoo tells us about the nearby islands and an underwater volcano north of Grenada.
It was good spot to take in the views.