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... under the shade and stood there for a few mins and she still didn’t see us. So we walked around a little further and then she saw us.
“Finished?” she asked. “Yes” we replied glad that she was still there and we hadn’t paid her in advance.
Off we went again past lots of supermarkets - all owned by Chinese she said, and across the island past some expensive condos and houses which ...
... us hydrated and the sea cooled us down. I explored the beach from end to almost the other end while anna sun bathed, but by lunch time the sun had got too hot for me and we decided to grab a quick bite to eat and head back to the ship. There were some touristy shops anna wanted to look in and I was in need of a second shower of the day already hahaha.
we enjoyed looking at the port shops, and started a ...
... at the dock and sells his produce. If you're driving by, just slow down and the floating produce market becomes a drive through. It just doesn't rain here, so nothing grows. Like many Caribbean islands, ocean water is desalinated for an extortionate price, making the cost of living difficult.
Little GRENADA, but a big Caribbean feel. It'd be the last place I would have expected to first feel the Caribbean spirt. Steel pan drums, Rasta's with dreadlocks and colourful ...
... store for the bread we meant to buy yesterday but somehow didn't. Then we had lunch at Senor Frogs on the way back and "borrowed" a knife from there for the week so we could make our peanut butter sandwiches. (our slight attempt to save some money while we're here)
Tonight is welcome drinks at the Mira Solo bar. By now we feel quite welcomed! :) Met a few more folks and caught up with what people had been up ...
... of the inhabitants of the island. Our museum guide told us that although they were enslaved, they were very happy and everyone lived in harmony. Rosalind asked him if the slaves were so happy to be there, why were there shackles? He just smiled and winked. All of the displays were very interesting and really told the stories of that era.
We then ventured around to the northern side of the island where there is no building allowed, except for one ...