The Grenada Chocolate Company, Caribbean Island

Chocolate, Chocolate, and more Chocolate!

THE GRENADA CHOCOLATE COMPANY

As we arrive we got to taste some fruit from the garden of the former Prime Minister.

Meeting Tillman Thomas. Did I ever think that this happening? No way. The both of us talking about the many different fruits he grown in his garden. If I remember correctly he has 5 to 6 different kinds of fruits he grows on his property. So yummy….and sweet believe me I tasted some..Nothing like at home.

Tillman Joseph Thomas is a Grenadian politician who served as Prime Minister of Grenada from 2008 to 2013

I don’t think I have come across anyone here on this island that is not smiling. There is this easy going vibe all around the Island. I tell you it is contagious.

So here we now are tasting cocoa that is grown right here on the Island. And guess what Switzerland my home country is one of their main purchaser. I knew I had a connection… smiles. LOL

Ok back to the cocoa and chocolate. Oh how I loves the chocolate with salt.. yummy. but that cocoa butter oh heavens that was soooo needed on my back… Thanks Cutty for that treat. You know what a woman likes… smiles. Back rub after a long Drive (no not at all long, since I had so much fun in the falls, and with the Mona Monkeys.) in the bus… smiles.

Cutty thought Cocoa Butter is the best for my back… totally agree with him. Wish I had bought some of that there. As I did not find it anywhere else on the island..
Nutmeg in their shells

This small ground herb has many common names
One would be Sleeping Grass, Humble Plant, Mimosa or Sensitive Plant. It closes up and droops down when touched, which indicates one of it properties.
If I remember correctly it was planted around prisons. If someone escaped and they walked in this area it would show where the escaped once walks and give a path to where they

Mona Monkeys In Grenada, Caribbean Island

If you had told me I am going to be having a Mona Monkey on my head this trip I would have not believed you.. well guess again.

Look at how beautiful this one is…

It is something so special to have had this amazing visit her at  Grand Etang National Rainforest. I am so thankful to have had this totally unexpected joy in my life. Meeting a Mona Monkey… My mom will be so envious.

Look at us all, who doesn’t sometimes love to monkey around and have fun. Cutty our tour guide is able to call them out of the jungle they even steel the food out of his pockets.

This one really enjoyed spending time with Annabelle

The mona monkey was transported to the island aboard slave ships headed to the New World during the 18th century.  Its tail and legs are black and the face is blue-grey with a dark stripe across the face. The mona monkey carries food in cheek pouche. An Old World monkey that comes from western Africa between Ghana and Cameroon.

Annandale Waterfalls in Grenada

I promised you this is going to be fun… From Fort Frederick we continued on to the Annandale Waterfalls.

Annandale Waterfall

Look at how lush and green everything is here. Totally love this.

Ok anyone going in the water? Yesss leave it up to me guys…. I am the only one going in, Really! … No problem Let’s jump. Now I wish I would have gone from the top. Their I could have just jumped down, with no running out…

Had to jump forward….just like at Grundy Lake.

Day 3 In Grenada, Caribbean Island, Fort Frederick.

Day 3 was Sunday Jan. 13th. beautiful sunrise once again with fresh ground coffee. With my home baked Biscottis I brought down to the island. So today we have a very exiting day ahead of us..

Best way to start this adventure is with a rainbow.

Island tour with our amazing guide Cutty and his daughter. He showed us so many beautiful spots…

There is no way I can do this post all in one… if you are still with me now and are up to this adventure with me… I tell you, it will be so much fun. with sunshine and flowers everywhere.

From Clarke’s Court Boatyard & Marina all 5 crew boarded the mini bus. First stop was Fort Frederick a historical, French-built fort atop a hill offers sweeping views of the St. George & ocean.

Have I told you yet I love to take pictures of water droplets on flowers… Wait don’t go to far… next post is at Annandale Waterfalls.. omg soooo refreshing.

Day 3 in Grenada, Caribbean Island

The Sunset coming over the hills with moon still right in sight too. It’s Saturday morning Jan. 11th. 2020 now… coffee being served. So special.

Today is another beautiful day.. morning sunrise with rooster waking us up still at Clarke’s Court Boatyard and Marina. Today we are having our 3rd crew member Clinton arrive in later afternoon too. Annabelle is going scuba diving and Dave, Marion and I are going to walk over to Hog Island.

The walk there from the marina is about 60 minutes or more. Well maybe even faster except I took lots of pictures as you may know… the views of the bay and the forest is so lush and a bit thorny here and there. Cactus and Termite nest here and there.

Look at this perfect spot on Hog Island….So picture perfect. And the water as clear as it can be, Turquoise! I could not resist going swimming looking for shells in the water. Diving to see the joy of clear water and sand under water…

The Roger’s Barefoot Beach Bar is a must visit opens usually at 4 pm. bring cash.. with hammocks all over the area.. one definitely could dream away here. Look at what Sean put together for me.. he was so proud to make the earrings from part of the necklace he made for me. Special treasure in my eyes. Thank You

Back in time for welcoming Clinton our 3rd crew… our Crew is now complete. Kapt’n Dave, Marion, Annabelle, Clinton and myself.

Supper at Adrift Restaurant & Bar tonight with sailing friends. Jorge and Marianne

Day 2 in Grenada, Carribean Island

Meet out Kapt’n Dave

First night sleeping ever on a sailboat. Very different for sure. I heard lots of swish, wosh, swish, wosh…waves. Then some sheets here and there knocking on the mast I think… Now here is the best part… The Rooster. Totally one sound to not forget. He was every where we went. Smiles… just like they have dogs rooming free with no owner ever in sight.

Fresh ground coffee for everyone to enjoy in cockpit. With brand new cushions sewn by Marion. You did a fantastic job even added pipping.

Looks like we have a job to do before the rest of the crew gets here.

Put the mainsail back on the boom. It needed some repair and now it’s back on the deck to but up again… only thing is it is getting windy… so someone had to hold it down as Dave and Marion figured out the best way to do this. Of course with my help.. I would not want it any other way! Making sure it does not lift up before it is ready to sailllll….lol

Ok so what do you think we need now on the sailboat for the week we are here on board? Food and wine. Oh my gosh …Off we go on a grocery bus run. What a hoot! We had 13 people on buss plus driver. ANDDDD ALLL THE FOOOOOOD and drinks and whatever everyone needed to bring back. A new COB for our Lady too. All fit into the bus. You should have seen us all …LOL we all where squished like sardines.

Our second crew has arrived… Annabelle. A little tired after a long flight here.

Annabelle has arrived our second crew member…

Ok now bring all the items we collected back with dinghy to our “Lady Natalie. Ohhh how funny this is it all has to go into fridge somehow. Marion I could not believe what you all stuffed in there.

So special to experience a foll moon on the Island of Grenada. We planed to go to Hogs Island for the Full Moon Party. But with the wind being stronger and in a dinghy. We decided to head over to Adrift Restaurant And Bar right here at Clarke’s Court Boatyard & Marina

To Enjoy another great evening of happiness, laughter, smiles, food, drinks, dancing and listening to music… with the full moon so bright in the sky. Only thing is I was playing around taking pictures with a new camera…so my pictures came out a bit fuzzy. Recommend to play around with new items at home before going on a trip.