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Showing posts with label Princess Cruise. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Princess Cruise. Show all posts

Saturday, 25 April 2015

Grand Etang Lake

View of Grand Etang Lake.

Location: St. George's, Grenada
Address: Grand Etang Lake
Date: Nov 2001
Website:  www.grenadaexplorer.com

    During our Princess Cruise, one of our ports of call was the island of Grenada.  We took a Grenada Highlights bus tour.  One of those highlights was Grand Etang National Park.  There are many hiking trails where you can get a closer look at the plant and wildlife.  Many people mention seeing birds and mona monkeys in the park.  Mona monkeys can be found in western Africa in places like Nigeria, Ghana and Cameroon.   The population in Grenada was brought over from Africa many years ago and has thrived ever since. We are always on the lookout for wildlife when on vacation.  Actually, we are always on the lookout for wildlife.  Unfortunately we did not encounter anything during our brief visit.  We were also only there long enough to take in the view overlooking Grand Etang Lake.  Grand Etang Lake is formed inside an extinct volcano.  Grenada consists of several islands in what is called the Grenadines and the whole island chain is volcanic in origin.  The best known volcano is Kick 'Em Jenny which is located in the sea about 8 km north of Grenada.



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Grand Etang Lake

Post # 47

Monday, 20 April 2015

Annandale Falls

Annandale Falls

Location: St. George's, Grenada
Address: Annandale Falls
Date:
Nov 2001
Website: 
www.grenadaexplorer.com

 
During our Princess Cruise, one of our ports of call was the island of Grenada.  This country has many waterfalls in a tropical jungle.  One of the most visited waterfalls is Annandale Falls.  To get to the falls we had to walk along a trail where several people were selling local crafts and spices.  We ended up buying a small basket with various spices inside.  Fortunately, we did not have any trouble bringing these back through customs and into our country.  We never ended up using any these spices so we cannot confirm if they were properly labelled or not.
  We didn't have far to go along the path before we could hear the roar of the falls.  Depending on the season the flow of the falls can vary.  When we visited it looked to be at full flow.  There were several local teenagers all dressed in matching shirts and offering to jump off the cliff, for a price.  If we had to guess, we would say that the cliff was about 50 feet high.  We decided to take one of the teens up on his offer. 

Watch me jump!

 
The jumper reached the top and raised his arms.  In the air he arched his back and held this form all the way until he disappeared into the water below.  A few moments later he emerged and climbed up onto the bank eager to go again.  Once was good enough for us, but you can decide how many jumps you want him to make by replaying the video below.
 


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Annandale Falls

Post # 46