THE CARIBBEAN SERIES, DAY 12&13
GRENADA – SAINT VINCENT & THE GRENADINES
Quarantine detour! I was gutted to leave Grenada, I really was. I had a number of things I wanted to see and after the complete b@llocks that Dominica was I was keen to kickstart my site seeing again.
FLYING A DRONE IS A GREAT WAY TO SEE A COUNTRY FROM THE COMFORT OF YOUR OWN BALCONY
However I’m a big believer of the phase, “it iz what it izzzzz,” and let’s crack on to country number 151.
WHERE IS ST. VINCENT & THE GRENADINES?
St. Vincent & the Grenadines
I am now pretty sure Inter Caribbean have only 3 planes as I have now boarded the same plane for the past 3 flights and also received the same awkward look from the hostess who clearly couldn’t understand what I was doing boarding her flight every few days.
Anyway, I arrived in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, and although I would have loved to have checked out some of the Grenadine islands I was sticking to Kingstown this time round.
- HOTEL – Mariners 7/10, £115
- ATTRACTIONS – Kingstown & Young Island
ANOTHER PCR TEST
After another cotton bud up the nose I jumped in a taxi and made my way to the hotel.
“You all ready for your quarantine.” Said my taxi driver, Kingsley.
“You need to quarantine for up to 5 days.”
Now I had 24hrs to spend here, which was enough to check out the city and visit a few beaches but hearing this was another dagger in the heart but my taxi driver was no fool.
You can see (from the defect) I’ve pretty much had the same seat/same plane for each flight.
DAILY TRAVEL STATS….
- Steps – 1,800
- Number of flights –
- Flight itinerary – Grenada – Saint Vincent
- Airlines – Intercaribbean Airways
- Miles covered – 65.5 mi
“Kingsley I need a photo, a decent photo, what can I do?”
“Ok there’s a beautiful island beside your hotel I think it’s best there. We can walk around the back, don’t check in otherwise you have to quarantine immediately.”
This guy isn’t stupid.
“What else can I do, I leave tomorrow night and need to check the place out.”
“Let me take you to Kingstown and drive around for a bit and then we can go to the hotel”
What a genius, less breaking the rules and more bending them in order to get me to see the place, something I really appreciated.
Blue – sky and sea
Gold – warmth, the bright spirit of the people and the golden sands of the Grenadines
Green – lush vegetation of St. Vincent’s agriculture and the enduring vitality of the people
The Three Diamonds – nickname of Saint Vincent as the “Gem of the Antilles” and the “Jewel of the Caribbean.” Their arrangement in the shape of the letter V is a subtle allusion to the first lette in “Vincent.”
This hotel is next level strict. I had to wait a bit for my room to be ready and wasn’t allowed to leave reception, so thank god for Kingsley and his idea as when check in comes then that’s it!
Anyway I eventually checked in and I’ve never been happier to see a balcony, which actually gave me another idea.
I called reception, “Can I fly my drone from my balcony?”
“Yes, no problem.”
Now it’s not the best way to see an island but when it’s all you have you’ll take it.
- Pirates of the Caribbean I, II and III were all filmed here.
- There are gold, black and white sand beaches in St Vincent & The Grenadines.
- The country has an active volcano called La Soufriere meaning “Sulphur Mine” in French. Its eruption in 1901, nearly wiped off the last of the Carib culture.
BACK TO EUROPE
After a night of staring at the ceiling (and maybe a bit of Harry Potter (I’m taking the niece in Feb so need to do my research) it was time to bon voyage the Caribbean and head to Portugal for some Sun, Sea and Somersby.
ABOUT THE COUNTRY – ST. VINCENT & THE GRENADINES:
- LANGUAGE – English
- HELLO – hello
- HOW TO CHEERS – cheers
- POPULAR BEVERAGE – Rum
- POPULAR SPORT – Cricket
- STAPLE DIET – Roasted breadfruit and fried jackfish
Not an ideal visit but this is what happens during COVID.
Off to portugal and the best meal I’ve ever had! Click to read.
SAFE TRAVELS, DS x
- Favourite country in the Caribbean?
- Greater and Lesser Antilles?
Let me know in the comments below . . .