For the final stops of our Grenada island tour, we stopped at a small bar to taste some rum and stopped at Grand Anse Beach for the ocean views and white sandy beach. After enjoying the scenery at Grand Etang Lake, our taxi driver, Anthony drove us to a small bar for a rum tasting. His friend, Mark owned the bar and it was aptly named, “Mark’s Sports Bar”. It had a great little patio outdoors with a wonderful view, as pictured above.
After a change of plans early in the day, we were fortunate enough to be on one of the best island tours with our taxi tour guide, Anthony. Following a spice demonstration, we were on our way to the next destination, Annandale Falls. It was a gorgeous waterfall surrounded by tropical plants and flowers.
Our day in Grenada got off to a bumpy start, but it turned out to be one of the best days of our vacation. First, at 4:30am, there was an announcement from the ship’s bridge into our stateroom cabins that there was a medical emergency on board. The medical crew was searching for blood donors of a particular blood type. We later found out that the lady in need had a whole bunch of people arrive to donate blood and she was in stable condition when she was transported to the hospital once we reached Grenada. These scary situations do happen from time to time upon a cruise ship, but it is great to know how well the staff handles these types of situations!
It was difficult getting back to sleep, but we had to wake up at 6:30am anyway. We had a snorkeling excursion planned at Grand Anse beach to see the underwater sculptures. These original plans didn’t quite go our way…
Here’s a video from our whale and dolphin watching in Dominica! It is set to Sigur Ros’s track “untitled 3″ from the () album. Here’s a little breakdown of what to watch for in the video:
0:35 – bottom left – dolphin
0:40 – center of screen – dolphins
0:47 – center of screen – dolphins
1:03 – center/top of screen – whale off in distance, air being blown out spout
1:26 – center – whale
1:48 – center – whale and baby whale together
2:37 – center – whale and baby whale together
3:02 – center – whale and baby whale dive underwater together
3:07 – center – whale
3:40 – whale’s tail fin
3:45 – dolphins everywhere!
Our amazing day in Roseau, Dominica continued in a more relaxed fashion after an exciting morning. After our incredible experience going whale watching, we walked directly across the street from the pier to the post office as I wanted to purchase some stamps. I enjoy collecting stamps and postcards from the various places that we travel. In Dominica, I was able to find some beautiful stamps showcasing wildlife from the island. Then, we decided to walk back to the Emerald Princess for a quick lunch at the buffet before heading back out.