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Fun Photo Friday — Southern Caribbean; Grenada Favorites 2


The Spice Vendor

Today concludes our view of Grenada. Next week we move on to another Southern Caribbean destination. Until then:

Tropical Flower
Inner Harbour Colors
Selling to Tourists at Grand Etang
How Do You Hear Me Now?
Red on Green with Yellow in Between
Rusty

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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; View of St. George’s from Richmond Hill


On the way back into St. George’s, our wonderful guide Garfield St. Louis detoured us to Richmond Hill for some great views from high above the capital city. We parked adjacent to Her Majesty’s Prison. Perched above us was Fort Frederick, which you see above. But the interesting features lay below us, such as this view of Grenada’s House of Parliament located east of St. George’s:

Grenada’s new House of Parliament

In the upper left corner of this next photo you can make out Fort George. And to the right is the steeple to St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church:

Fort George (upper left); St. Andrew’s (upper right)

Fort George has a long history, not all of which is in the distant past. In October 1983 Fort George was then known as Fort Rupert. It was here that deposed Prime Minister Maurice Bishop was executed on 19 October 1983. This led to the U.S. led Invasion of Grenada five days later.

Closeup of Fort George (formerly Fort Rupert)

The skyline is dominated by the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, as seen here:

Closeup of St. George’s overlooking the port

Here are other views from high above St. George’s on Richmond Hill:

If you make it up this way, take in some of the local cactus flowers:

Prickly pear-type cactus preparing to bloom

Now we’re heading back into town, where I’ll show you on Wednesday some scenes such as this from Inner Harbour:

St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church as seen from the Inner Harbour

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