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Southern Caribbean Cruising — Grenada; the Inner Harbour

Garfield St. Louis offered to drop us off closer to port, but Ursula and I wanted to see more of St. George’s before we headed back. So, Garfield dropped us off at a suitable location with plenty of directions to get us started. We began with a quick trip to Market Square (see above), which had a very few items of interest. We didn’t spend much time here. But, if you’re looking for spices, you might want to give Market Square a try. We already had ours from a vendor to which Garfield took us. From Market Square we headed south to Sendall Tunnel for some sightseeing along Inner Harbour.

North entrance to Sendall Tunnel

Sendall Tunnel was built for horse-drawn carriages, and it was quite the marvel back in 1894. It connects the Esplande (north) to the Carenage side. The tunnel is 340 feet/104 meters in length, and it is cramped. Vehicles travel one way, south-to-north, while pedestrians hug the west side of the tunnel.

Sendall Tunnel fun facts

The Carenage side is a bit better marked, which one would expect since cars enter from that side:

South (Carenage) entrance to Sendall Tunnel

Once you get to the Carenage (Inner Harbour) side of town get your camera ready. Sights will be coming at you everywhere beginning with these interesting structures on Monckton Street:

Ministry of Finance

Now we turn east and head along the Inner Harbour, which is nothing but view upon view:

Fun Photo Friday will complete our tour of St. George’s and Grenada, but today I’ll leave you with this image I took as we started back for Sendall Tunnel:

Young Street looking north

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Southern Caribbean Cruising — Grenada

Okay, it’s true. I skipped around a bit to encompass the ABC Islands in one long series. But now I’m back to covering other Southern Caribbean destinations we hit beyond that. This week and next I’ll show you the island of Grenada in the Windward Islands of the West Indies. This was our view from Grandeur of the Seas when we docked in the capital city of St. George’s:

St. George’s, capital of Grenada

At around 8:40 a.m. on 22 February 2022 we disembarked and headed toward town.

Using Grandeur of the Seas and mooring lines as a frame

Looking toward the hill above, one of the first things you’ll notice here is the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception:

Immaculate Conception Cathedral, St. George’s

We were about to head on into town on foot when we ran into Garfield St. Louis who offered a tour. If you’re looking for a tour, you can’t do much better than Garfield. He will definitely give you your money’s worth. We had a wonderful time touring the island with him.

Garfield St. Louis

So, we climbed in Garfield’s chariot and took off into the Grenada’s interior. Deep into the interior, as we climbed uphill toward some waterfalls, Garfield took us to a spice shop. After all, we are on the Spice Isle, right? Here we have a sampling:

Putting the “nut” in nutmeg
Yep… cinnamon is actually a tree bark
Locally grown fruits
More nutmeg
Turmeric and ginger

After the spice vendor we continued on to see a pair of waterfalls. The first, Shodoo Waterfall, is free and easily visible from Constantine road:

Shodoo Waterfall

The second will cost you a few bucks. This is Annandale Waterfall & Forest Park. You first step into gift shop to buy a ticket. But make sure you look around before taking the short hike to the waterfall:

Annandale Waterfall & Forest Park

Time to hit the trail:

Annandale Waterfall & Forest Park

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