Before leaving the island, our friends Judith & Bruce from sailing vessel Little Whale, invited us to come along on an island tour. We jumped at the chance considering we had all our boxes shipped and remaining boat chores complete. We spent the day traveling almost the entire island and included a stop at Annandale Falls. You reach the falls via a trail that winds through the jungle. The trail meanders through the forest and along the river. Along the way you are treated to a variety of flowers. You will also find yourself rock hopping the river trying to keep your feet dry. Once you reach the falls, you can take a refreshing dip in one of the pools created by the falls.
Our next stop was the Pearls Airfield. Pearls was Grenada’s first airport, though it hasn’t been used for commercial service in years. These days it mostly serves as a nice grazing area for local cows, goats, and curious aviation and Cold War history buffs. When the U.S. Military invaded Grenada back in 1983, Pearls was one of their primary targets. Old planes, like this Soviet crop duster with “CCCP” still barely visible on the fuselage evidence the Cold War history here. This aircraft, and an old Cubana Airlines plane nearby, were both damaged by invading U.S. Forces and left here to rot.
We continued our journey around the remainder of the island before return back to our apartment after dark.