|Fortunate are those who can call this "commonplace"|
|Wall-to-wall sunshine and balmy breezes today!|
|It's nice to be a passenger and let someone else do the work!|
|Bottomless wine glasses!|
|Small villages dot the coastline|
|The sun-dappled the mountainsides for a dramatic effect|
|Thanks for the photo Maureen!|
|Soon our destination appeared as a tiny bump on the coastline|
|Coming around to the landing side, we could see that this bump WAS an island separate from the mainland|
|We were glad we were not in charge of manoeuvring this vessel to the dock!|
|Tricky currents and shifting winds did not deter our dauntless captain and crew!|
|Soon we were secured and ready to disembark!|
|A steep stairway leads from the landing dock to the top of the rock where the lovely and rustic restaurant awaits|
|It really is just a pointy rock mound! It's like being in a treehouse, only on a ROCK!|
|Did someone say "Open Bar"???|
|Healthy and fresh snacks, beautifully laid out and all for us!|
|We enjoyed the shaded deck and the food, then one-by-one, we splashed into the crystal waters below|
|Feeling unbelievably pampered right now!|
|The camaraderie, the food, the VIEWS! It would be enough if we went home right now...|
But it's not over yet! As the sun began her downward trek, it was time for us to retire to the lower deck for a quick lesson in rock painting!
We were each given two rocks and a palette... oh, and wine. More wine!
Instructions and supplies were doled out. We would first paint the rocks with a white layer to help the colors to adhere to the porous rock surfaces. Bruce declined to paint rocks, so I had four instead of two.
We were given a guide for a nice sunset scene, and a blank sheet of paper to use in creating our second, individual rock masterpiece. I've gotta say that I did OK in reproducing the copied piece, but I was completely inept when it came to coming up with my own creation.
|Bruce hiding out in the treehouse near the bar!|
|Maureen might have helped me with my creative block...|
It was such fun painting the rocks, even if I did feel completely stumped. The rocks are to be left somewhere on the island for others to find. They have labels on the back and hopefully, when they are found, their new owner will post about it on the Spice Island Rocks website. So considering that these would be keepsakes for someone... I made my rock into a nutmeg to represent Grenada, the Spice Island! My second extra rock - well I drew a blank. So Maureen painted our logo on it!
|If you're in Grenada, be on the lookout for these rocks!|
|All of the rocks were displayed when we were done!|
|We were scheduled for a "sunset sail" back to St. Georges... but what's up? The sun has already set!|
|Could this be them???|
Darkness fell and people were beginning to get jittery. We stared out into the darkness looking for a light that might be our boat. Things got a little silly (open bar) and we really felt badly for the organisers of this event. They were very professional and very apologetic about the fact that our boat was not coming! Some people were irritated, but we are used to changes in plans, especially when it comes to boats!
It had been a long day and people were beginning to get really tired. The organisers were in contact with the boat and kept telling us they were on their way. At some point we almost stopped believing them. Bruce and I were done drinking and went down to the dock to wait. We joined our friends who were having a wonderful time laughing and talking... Eventually the boat did come. We boarded and it was a more somber sail, but we made it back to St. George's. Unfortunately for us, there were no more public busses running and we had to impose on another tired traveler for a ride back to our dinghy. Thanks to Vanessa (and Vanessa's husband) for the lift!
|Like a space ship, the boat came out of the dark night|
What a wonderful day! We got home very late, but it was a grand adventure! And oh yeah, there was a drone flying over us throughout the day! You can see it by clicking Sip, Sail & Paint!